Trevor Noah’s next book to be a ‘modern fable’ on forgiveness and solidarity

After a successful seven-year run on "The Daily Show," bestselling author Trevor Noah has penned a book for readers of all ages.

Trevor Noah’s seven-year tenure as host of “The Daily Show” may have only ended nearly three months ago, but the much-beloved comedian is already preparing his next big project for the public. According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Noah, whose 2016 memoir “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” was a No. 1 international bestseller, has penned an as-yet-untitled novel, due for publication by One World in fall 2023.

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Trevor Noah attends Spotify’s 2023 Best New Artist Party at Pacific Design Center on Feb. 2, 2023, in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Spotify )

Unsurprisingly, anticipation for Noah’s next literary work is high. As THR notes, “Born a Crime” not only won the 2017 Thurber Prize for Humor but spent an impressive 32 weeks on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction list. The book has since become a staple on many schools’ required reading lists. The memoir was also tapped for a film adaptation, with Lupita Nyong’o slated to portray Noah’s mother, Patricia. Based on the runaway success of his debut, Noah agreed to pen a follow-up in 2018, but as reported by THR, his next offering is a different project altogether.

While much about his new project is being kept under wraps, publisher One World is billing the novel as a “gorgeously illustrated and moving modern fable for readers of all ages about forgiveness, acceptance and the secret to solidarity.” The not-yet-titled book, which is due out later this fall, is said to be evocative of allegories and fables like “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “The Little Prince.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Noah’s next offering to the publishing world is, of course, in addition to his ongoing stand-up career. Following his late November Netflix special, “I Wish You Would,” and his departure from “The Daily Show” in early December, he has performed internationally with his stand-up “Off the Record” tour, pausing only briefly to host the 65th Grammy Awards in February. But as Noah said when announcing his exodus from late-night television, he’s ready to do it all.

“I realized that there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring,” he said on-air last fall. “I miss learning other languages, I miss going to other countries and putting on shows, I miss being everywhere and doing everything.”

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