Allen Lane snaps up Klein's Green New Deal case

Allen Lane snaps up Klein's Green New Deal case

Allen Lane will publish Naomi Klein’s On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.

Penguin Press publishing director Helen Conford acquired UK and Commonwealth rights for the book which will be published on 17th September 2019. 

Conford said of On Fire: “As ever, Naomi Klein draws together the threads of an unravelling world and in compelling, unputdownable prose shows us our past, present and future as we’ve not seen it before.”

Jon Karp, president and publisher, at Simon & Schuster took US rights for an undisclosed sum. He said that the book "captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a transformational Green New Deal.” Meanwhile Canadian rights went to Knopf with a number of other foreign deals including Holland and a pre-empt in Germany.

Klein, a journalist and author, has written extensively about the proposed Green New Deal and how it could tackle climate change. The deal is is a cluster of potential economic stimulus programs in the US that aim to address both economic inequality and climate change, spearheaded by Democrat politican Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

It is Klein’s first book for two years, her previous titles include No Logo (HarperCollins), The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything (both published by Penguin) and Not Enough, published by Allen Lane in 2017.

Altogether, she has sold 514,854 books for £4.75m, with No Logo her biggest seller, at 245,848 copies sold, according to Nielsen BookScan.