Milo Yiannopoulos publication pushed back three months

Milo Yiannopoulos publication pushed back three months

Controversial figure Milo Yiannopoulos' book deadline has been pushed back three months so he can discuss the "insanity of the last few weeks" in the title.

The far-right political commentator and editor at Breitbart News, who is a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, posted on his Facebook group yesterday that he wanted more time to "include the craziness and rioting at UC Berkeley, US Davis and UW Seattle".

Yiannopoulos has faced strong protests at his planned appearances in each of the venues and his visit at the University of California, Berkeley descended into a riot, reported The Telegraph. Yiannopoulos had to be evacuated and the event cancelled after a crowd threw smoke bombs and smashed windows.

Yiannopoulos' book, Dangerous, was due to be published on 14th March by Threshold Divisions, a division of Simon & Shuster US, but the Breitbard News editor told fans it will now come out on 13th June.

He wrote: "I asked my publisher, Threshold Editions, for more time to submit the manuscript for Dangerous so I could include material about the craziness and rioting at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and UW Seattle. It would be absurd for me to publish a book without some discussion of the insanity of the last few weeks. They said yes -- so we're now releasing the book on 13th June, not 14th March. That's when you'll get your preordered copies. Thanks for being patient -- I can't wait for you all to read it."

Yiannopoulos also revealed that he will be narrating the audio book. The date has been changed on the S&S US website to say the will be published in "June 2017" and that it will be 320 pages long. The information has not been updated on the Amazon.co.uk website but has been on Amazon.com. It is listed as a number one bestseller in "Ethical Issues" and "Political Humour" on the websites respectively.

There was outrage within the American literary community last month when it was revealed the publisher would publish the Yiannopoulos' book. Children's authors published by Simon & Schuster US have also protested against the company's decision to release it, with more than 160 writers and illustrators in America signing a letter, organised by S&S clients of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency, condemning the book deal.

However, English Pen said Yiannopoulos' right to freedom of expression must be respected and if S&S US cancelled the deal it would be "censorship". S&S UK previously told The Bookseller it would not be publishing the book in the UK, and today (14th February) reiterated its pledge not to publish the book.