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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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Would You Run Away with J.D. Salinger?

33-year-old J.D. Salinger tried to run away with a married woman at a Harper’s Magazine party in 1952, one writer explained in a new essay. According to a Paris Review essay by Blair Fuller, Salinger privately proposed to her sister, Jill Fox, asking her to leave everything behind and start a new life in New Hampshire.

Fox refused, but confessed after the party: “I was smitten with Jerry [Salinger] that evening, but I wondered what he and I would be saying to one another around Hartford.” Hartford is the halfway point between Cornish and New York City.

Jill’s husband Joe Fox would become a Random House editor, working with authors like Truman Capote and Philip Roth. If given the chance, what author would you run away with?

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