Deighton's backlist is out of the cold

<p>The Ipcress File will be reopened later this year as HarperCollins has signed a deal to republish Len Deighton&#39;s complete list of novels.</p><p>In a worldwide deal, which was signed this week to commemorate Deighton&#39;s 80th birthday, the publisher will release eight Deighton titles during 2009. All will feature new introductions from the author. The agreement was signed with Deighton&#39;s agents, Ann Evans and Jonathan Clowes.</p><p>The first four books, Bomber, SS-GB, XPD and Goodbye Mickey Mouse, will be published in June. A further four, including Deighton&#39;s classic spy novel The Ipcress File, will be released in the autumn.</p><p>Chris Smith, editorial director at HarperFiction, said: &quot;I am truly delighted that we will be bringing Len Deighton back to his rightful home at HarperCollins. He rewrote the rule book of spy and thriller fiction with his Harry Palmer books in the Sixties and the Bernard Samson series in the Eighties and Nineties, and through a total of 28 novels has become the foremost chronicler of the world at war and during the Cold War that followed.</p><p>&quot;No other writer has captured the feel of a time and a place like Deighton. And how fitting that in the 21st century, to demonstrate how he is a writer for all generations, we will be publishing his work as e-books for the very first time.&quot;</p><p>HarperCollins is also releasing Deighton&#39;s Action Cookbook in May. </p>