Michael Joseph will publish a new book by Jojo Moyes this autumn, a sequel to her novel Me Before You.
After You, which will be published in e-book and hardback on 24th September, will pick up the story of Lou and her family, and the Traynors.
UK and Commonwealth rights were signed from Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown.
Louise Moore, m.d. of Michael Joseph said: "Jojo is a formidable and versatile writer. She gave the world a ground-breaking love story in Me Before You. It is an act of huge generosity on her part to revisit those characters a second time, and millions of readers, not only in the UK and US and Germany, but from South Korea to Russia to Iceland, will thank her for it."
Moyes said: "I hadn’t planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script, and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life, meant that the characters never left me. It has been such a pleasure revisiting Lou and her family, and the Traynors, and confronting them with a whole new set of issues. As ever, they have made me laugh, and cry. I hope readers feel the same way at meeting them again."
Me Before You is currently being adapted into a film by MGM. British director Thea Sharrock is attached to the project, and Sam Clafin and Emilia Clarke are expected to star.