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Hitchens memoir delayed to September

Publication of Christopher Hitchens' last book Mortality, originally scheduled for April, has been put back to the autumn. The title, a collection of essays on death first published in Vanity Fair, will now appear in September.

Atlantic Books publicist Karen Duffy said the move, initiated in the US, would enable simultaneous publication for the book in the UK, US and Australia, and ensure that any additional material needed in the wake of Hitchens' death, such as a new introduction, was in place.

Hitchens died of cancer shortly before Christmas. Atlantic c.e.o. Toby Mundy was among the many paying tribute to him, calling him "the most brilliant and versatile non-fiction writer of modern times".

The writer's memoir, Hitch-22, has sold 31,620 copies since publication in May 2010, according to Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market statistics.

 

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An obvious move by the publisher to make sure his posthumous work is not pirated by the European and Australian markets thanks to the power of the download. Money is the primary factor here, nothing else, no need to sugarcoat it.

I am waiting for get this book, in may!

why would they be more vigilant in this regard about his posthumous work than he pre-humous work?

How ironic and stupid to say he died "shortly before Christmas" CHRISTMAS! He SO would not have appreciated this date of reference. Why not simply say he died on December 15?! Sheesh!

An obvious move by the publisher to make sure his posthumous work is not pirated by the European and Australian markets thanks to the power of the download. Money is the primary factor here, nothing else, no need to sugarcoat it.

why would they be more vigilant in this regard about his posthumous work than he pre-humous work?

I am waiting for get this book, in may!

How ironic and stupid to say he died "shortly before Christmas" CHRISTMAS! He SO would not have appreciated this date of reference. Why not simply say he died on December 15?! Sheesh!