Ebury picks up 'luminous' Jehovah’s Witnesses memoir

Ebury picks up 'luminous' Jehovah’s Witnesses memoir

Ebury Press will publish Ali Millar's debut memoir The Last Days, which will recount the author’s experience growing up as part of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Robyn Drury, commissioning editor at Ebury Press, acquired world all languages rights from Matthew Marland at RCW. 

The Last Days will tell the story of Millar’s coming-of-age in the religious sect, exploring her journey through the faith and the complex relationships it created with her mother and, later, her husband and children. 

Drury commented: "This is an extraordinary story encompassing so many rich themes: faith, childhood, the mother-daughter relationship and our shifting identities through time. These ideas are explored in prose that is as luminous as it is exacting, and I’m delighted to be publishing such a special memoir at Ebury."

Millar added: "I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Robyn and the team at Ebury to bring The Last Days to life. It’s been incredible to work with Matthew at RCW who championed it tirelessly, making the telling of a sometimes difficult story easier. I feel hugely fortunate to have such a great team behind The Last Days and know the book will resonate with readers. It’s a book that means so much to me, I can’t wait to share it."

The Last Days will be published in hardback and e-book in spring 2022.