Crace's 'Maybot' sketches to Guardian Faber

Crace's 'Maybot' sketches to Guardian Faber

Political sketchwriter John Crace has signed a deal with Guardian Faber for a book based on Theresa May’s reign as prime minister entitled I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall.

Commissioning editor Fred Baty bought world rights, all languages to the title from Matthew Hamilton at Aitken Alexander Associates.

In the book, Crace, who writes for The Guardian, introduces a curated selection of his most acerbic political sketches for the newspaper, charting May’s tumultuous first year in No 10.

From the aftermath of EU referendum and ensuing “tragicomic” Conservative leadership campaign, to the snap election and Tory–DUP coalition of “chaos”, Crace’s analysis of the Maybot’s annus horribilis makes for “essential and uproariously entertaining reading,” the publisher said.

Baty added: “Over the past year, there has only been one reliable source of strength and stability for the ‘just about managing’: John Crace’s political sketches. We have John to thank for his now notorious moniker for our automaton PM, the Maybot, and in this new book he continues to offer some much-needed respite from the madness of it all.”

I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall will be published in hardback on 2nd November.