Even with the seemingly endless supply of new James Bond novels and books recently, it appears that 2008 may become the year for the literary 007.
According to a report from the Bookseller, Devil May Care, the newly announced Ian Fleming centenary novel by Sebastian Faulks will be ‘at the centre of a larger programme of celebratory events that will run throughout 2008.’
To mark the centenary, Penguin will be creating a special James Bond imprint, Penguin 007–within which Devil May Care will be published in May 2008, as well as launching a new website: www.penguin007.com. Penguin UK publishes all 14 of Fleming’s Bond novels, the Charlie Higson Young Bond series, as well as Fleming’s children’s classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
The original press release from July 2006 when Ian Fleming Publications had secured Faulks as the author noted that ‘2008 will be dedicated to a broad range of events and publications designed to celebrate the life of this literary legend and to examine [Fleming’s] legacy. The programme includes a major exhibition featuring never-before-seen material. Further events will reflect Fleming’s passions and experiences in the worlds of art, literature, journalism, sport, motoring and travel.’
Devil May Care is due for release on 28 May 2008. It will be published by Penguin Books in the UK and Doubleday in the US.
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