Younge's book on American child shootings to Guardian Faber

Younge's book on American child shootings to Guardian Faber

Guardian Faber has signed a non-fiction title called A Day in the Death of America by the Guardian's editor-at-large Gary Younge.

The book investigates 10 children who woke up in the morning of Saturday 23rd November 2013, but did not go to bed that night because they were killed by gunfire. The youngest was nine, the oldest was 19, and their deaths did not make the national news. 

A spokesperson for Guardian Faber said: "Every day in the US seven children and teens are killed by guns. Gary Younge picked a day at random and spent 18 months exploring the lives and deaths of all the youngsters who were shot dead that day. What emerges is a sobering—and searing—portrait of a normal day in contemporary America"

Laura Hassan, editorial director, acquired UK & Commonwealth rights at auction from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.

Hassan said: "This book is stunning. Everyone who read it in-house was knocked sideways by the emotional power of the book."

Guardian Faber will publish A Day in the Death of America on 3rd November 2016.

Gary Younge is the editor-at-large for the Guardian. In November 2015 he was awarded the David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism by Harvard University.