Century signs new Russell Brand

Century signs new Russell Brand

Russell Brand is writing a new book which will tackle his views on ecology, rioting and “the total mistrust of politicians”.

Ben Dunn, publishing director of Century, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to the book, which will “act as a provocation, urging its readers to discard apathy and challenge the status quo”.

Brand said: “People keep asking me how The Revolution will work. "We all want to bring down the government and establish a personal and global utopia but how?" they ask.

“Well in this book, I'm going to explain it. Having accrued the greatest wisdom known to man (by conducting interviews, watching DVDs, reading books, thinking and looking at the sky) I am now able to put in a simple, accessible book(y wook) the solution to internal and external turmoil. And about time too.”

Dunn said: “Like the rest of the world, I have been avidly following Russell’s writing and stand up and have been inspired by his passionate call to arms. This book will be a massive extension of that and I can’t wait to publish his brilliant words later this year.”

Brand released his autobiography My Booky Wook (Hodder & Stoughton) in 2007.

It has sold 826,336 copies through Nielsen Bookscan. He also wrote Irons in the Fire (Hodder & Stoughton), a book about his love for football.

Century will publish the new book in hardback in October 2014 with an Arrow paperback in 2015.