Friday, 28 May 2010
Jeffrey Deaver and James Bond.
After getting Sebastian Faulks to write the centenary, James Bond book Devil May Care, Ian Fleming Publications Limited have now turned to American writer Jeffrey Deaver to write the next one. The book currently known as Project X.
Ian Fleming Publications Ltd has chosen international bestselling thriller writer, Jeffery Deaver, to write a new James Bond book. The novel, currently known as Project X, will be published one year from today for Ian Fleming’s birthday – May 28, 2011. It will be published by Jeffery Deaver’s publishers Hodder & Stoughton in the UK and Simon & Schuster in the US.
Jeffery Deaver has written 26 novels and sold more than 20 million books worldwide. His books have topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and he has been described as ‘the most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world’ (Daily Telegraph) and ‘the master of ticking-bomb suspense’ (People magazine). In 2004, Deaver won the Crime Writers’ Association’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for his book Garden of Beasts. In his acceptance speech he talked about his life-long admiration of Fleming’s writing.
The full press release can be found here . MI6 webpage have also got some information on this news. Jeffrey Deaver has also made a statement on his website about his thrill of being asked to write the new James Bond book.