Penguin Random House has landed audio rights to William Boyd's back catalogue and will publish a collection as well as new book Trio this year.
Rights were bought from Alice Lutyens at Curtis Brown and the first release is Any Human Heart, published this week and read by “Killing Eve” and “Spy” star Darren Boyd.
A further seven titles are to be released on 8th October 2020, led by Boyd’s new book, read by star of Harlan Coben’s “Safe”, Hannah Arterton. Trio is a novel set in the '60s about a writer, producer and an all hiding secrets on a doomed movie shoot in Brighton. It is also released on 8th October in hardback by Viking.
Other audiobooks include Armadillo, read by John Sackville, a reading of Sweet Caress by Juliet Stevenson and Waiting for Sunrise, narrated by “Noughts + Crosses” star Jack Rowan.
James Keyte, senior commissioning editor at PRH Audio, said: “Producing William Boyd’s audiobooks is always an exciting time for our audio team so to have an additional six books in his essential catalogue is a real honour. Our exciting and vibrant cast of narrators do justice to these outstanding books and I firmly believe that they will become audio titles that will be listened to for years to come.”
Audio rights to the Boyd catalogue were previously with W F Howes but expired earlier this year.