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John Irving Will Publish Two Books With Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster will publish John Irving‘s upcoming novel, In One Person. The first-person book will explore the life of a bisexual man.

Publisher Jonathan Karp had this statement:  “It is a major work, both timeless and deeply relevant to our times … We are honored to be John Irving’s publisher — it’s a privilege I have dreamed of since I was a young Random House editor and was introduced to John by his first editor, Joe Fox.  We expect In One Person to be a literary event and a subject of intense conversation in the summer of 2012.”

The company will also publish another book by Irving (pictured via), publication is tentatively set for 2015. Dean Cooke from The Cooke Agency negotiated the deal on behalf of The Turnbull Agency.

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