Michael Joseph is publishing a third book in the international bestselling Rosie Project series by Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Result.
Due to publish in hardback on 4th April 2019, as well as in e-book and audio, the new book will see the return of Simsion’s protagonist Don Tillman and centres on his and Rosie's "most important project yet", their son.
The blurb reads: "Until twelve years ago, geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date. Then he developed The Wife Project and met Rosie, 'the world's most incompatible woman'. Now, having survived 4,380 days of marriage, everyone's favourite unconventional couple are about to face their most important project yet - their son, Hudson."
Due to publish with the Australian publisher Text early 2019, UK and Commwealth rights were acquired from Sarah Lutyens of Lutyens & Rubinstein.
Maxine Hitchcock, publishing director at Michael Joseph who acquired the rights, promised the "big on heart" book was sure to be a hit with fans.
"I have no doubt that readers will fall in love with Don and Rosie’s story all over again," she said. "Big on heart, brimming with irrepressible characters, smartly written and funny from start to finish, The Rosie Result is sure to delight the hundreds of thousands of existing Rosie fans as well as all of those who rooted for Eleanor Oliphant and Harold Fry. Graeme is an immensely talented writer, brilliant at portraying complex, warm-hearted and hilariously human relationships, and we are delighted to be publishing his new novel."
The first two books in the series, The Rosie Project (2013) and The Rosie Effect (2014), which have sold together more than 1 million copies in the UK, and over 4.5 million copies globally, according to Michael Jospeh. Through Nielsen the series has sold just over 460,000 copies for £2.7m. The Australian novelist's debut, The Rosie Project, has been translated into 42 languages while film rights were snapped up by Columbia Pictures.
Last year Simsion and his wife Anne Buist published a novel outside of the series with Two Roads about two people walking the Camino de Santiago,Two Steps Forward.