Hodder signs MTV Catfish star

Hodder signs MTV Catfish star

Hodder & Stoughton has signed a book from Nev Schulman, the host and executive producer of MTV series "Catfish: The TV Show".

The programme sees Schulman expose people who lie in online relationships, following a documentary he made, "Catfish", following his own online flirtation with a woman who turned out not to be who she claimed.

Commissioning editor Briony Gowlett acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age from Nicole Bond at Grand Central. It will be published as a trade paperback and e-book in September 2014.

The book will weave Schulman's own story with an investigation into modern online etiquette, looking at how connectivity and genuine connections can sometimes be at odds.

Gowlett said: "Relationships that begin on the internet are more and more common and full of potential pitfalls, but this book is the perfect generational guide to online interactions. With the love and popularity for both "Catfish" and Nev widespread, we’re extremely excited about Hodder being the UK publishing home for In Real Life."