Chris Evans switches to Orion

Chris Evans switches to Orion

Radio DJ and television presenter Chris Evans is moving from HarperCollins to Orion for the third volume of his memoirs.

Orion non-fiction publisher Alan Samson bought world rights to Call the Midlife from Michael Foster at Fostermco Limited.

Call the Midlife is Evans’ account of taking a “year out, mentally and physically, before reaching the age of 50”.

Samson said: “Call the Midlife is the perfect antidote to all the loose talk about having a “midlife crisis”.  Chris’s wit, intelligence and energy belie any negativity, lethargy and pessimism felt by those approaching middle age.”

The previous two volumes of Evans' memoirs, It's Not What You Think (2009) and Memoirs of a Fruitcake (2010), both published by HarperCollins, have sold 523,203 copies through Nielsen BookScan.

Call the Midlife will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in hardback and e-book on 8th October this year.