Pan Macmillan is to publish The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks, a novel by Mark Frost, the co-creator of television show “Twin Peaks”.
Adult publisher Jeremy Trevathan and editorial director Julie Crisp bought the novel as a pre-empt from agent Ed Victor during this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan, will be the US publisher.
The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks reveals what has happened to the people of the iconic fictional town since the TV show aired 25 years ago and offers a deeper glimpse into the central mystery that was only touched on by the original series.
Frost will co-write and executive produce a new limited series sequel to “Twin Peaks”, which will air in 2016 in the US.
Pan Macmillan will publish The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks in late autumn 2015 in advance of the TV series.
Trevathan said: “I’m incredibly excited about this project. I was at Penguin 25 years ago when we published The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, which was a huge success. The “Twin Peaks” TV series was ground-breaking and iconic and hasn’t dated one iota. The reach of television into popular culture today is more extreme than it was then and I’m sure millions of people will, like me, be massively intrigued by the new series and by a new novel that will help explain the intervening story.”
Crisp said: “I was hooked as a teen by “Twin Peaks” when it made television history in the ‘90s with its gripping plotlines, quirky characters and twisting storyline. It’s no wonder it's kept such a loyal following over the last 25 years and, like every fan, I can't wait to see what Mark and David serve up this time alongside the cherry pie.”
In addition to the US, Finnish rights have been sold to Otava, Mondadori will publish in Italy, Companhia das Letras in Brazil and Kiepenheuer & Witsch in Germany.