Sittenfeld to write novel imagining Hillary Clinton's life without Bill

Sittenfeld to write novel imagining Hillary Clinton's life without Bill

Curtis Sittenfeld will write a novel imagining Hillary Clinton’s life if she had not married Bill Clinton, for Random House US.

The New York-based publisher has reportedly said it is “told from the point of view of Hillary Rodham, in which (as she did in real life) she turns down marriage proposals from Bill Clinton, then ultimately turns him down once and for all, and how her life spins out from there”.

The book about the former secretary of state is believed to be out in 2019. The novel is part of a three-book deal for Sittenfeld.

In 2008 the author wrote a fictionalised account of the life of Laura Bush, An American Wife (Random House).

On Monday (8th May) it was revealed that former US president Bill Clinton and James Patterson are collaborating on a novel, publishing with Penguin Random House imprint Cornerstone, called The President is Missing. The book, drawing on Clinton's experience in the White House, will be his first novel and will be published in June 2018.

In February Simon & Schuster announced it will this autumn publish a picture book version of Hillary Clinton's 1996 non-fiction title It Takes A Village (S&S) in September. Separately, it will also publish a collection of essays by Clinton.