Blue Rider Press will publish a novel by Michael Hastings, the great journalist who died in a car accident earlier this year.
The Last Magazine will come out in summer 2014. Andrew Wylie of the Andrew Wylie Agency negotiated the deal with Blue Rider Press publisher David Rosenthal. Here’s more about the book:
The novel, a roman á clef, is set at a national magazine in the early 2000s just as the US is approaching war with Iraq. The main protagonist is a young, wet-behind-the-ears intern named Michael M. Hastings who is eager to do anything to get an assignment. Funny, biting and fast-paced, the novel will appeal to fans of Hastings’ reporting. THE LAST MAGAZINE manuscript was discovered after his death.