Chiwetel Ejiofor to narrate audiobook of Susanna Clarke's Piranesi

Chiwetel Ejiofor to narrate audiobook of Susanna Clarke's Piranesi

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE will narrate the audiobook of Susanna Clarke's new novel Piranesi.

Piranesi will be published globally by Bloomsbury in hardback, e-book and audio on 15th September 2020. 

Ejiofor is known for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in "12 Years a Slave" (2013), for which he won a Bafta for Best Actor. The audiobook is to be backed with a "major" marketing and publicity campaign. 

The synopsis for the title reads: “Piranesi has always lived in the House. It has hundreds if not thousands of rooms and corridors, imprisoning an ocean. A watery labyrinth. Once in a while he sees his friend, The Other, who needs Piranesi for his scientific research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. Piranesi records his findings in his journal. Then messages begin to appear; all is not what it seems. A terrible truth unravels as evidence emerges of another person and perhaps even another world outside the House’s walls.”

Clarke's debut, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, was published by Bloomsbury in 2004 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. It was also named the winner of the British Book Awards' Newcomer of the Year.