Picador to publish new DeLillo with echoes of Covid-19 crisis

Picador to publish new DeLillo with echoes of Covid-19 crisis

Picador has landed The Silence, a new novel by Don Delillo about a catastrophic event with echoes of the Covid-19 crisis.

Kris Doyle, editorial director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Andrew Nurnberg at Andrew Nurnberg Associates, acting in conjunction with the Robin Straus Agency. The book will be released in hardback, audio and e-book on 29th October 2020.

The 128-page novel – DeLillo's 17th — is about five people gathered in a Manhattan apartment on Super Bowl Sunday 2022, when “an unknown catastrophic event renders the digital world silent”.

Picador said: “With echoes of t...

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