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'Mad Men' Creator Trading TV for Prose

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell Matthew Weiner, the creator behind what is regarded as one of the greatest shows of all time, Mad Men, is changing tact and putting the visual medium aside for now to write a novel.

Weiner has signed a deal with Publisher Little, Brown and Co., for a debut novel titled Heather, the Totality, set for release in fall 2017. It's described as a "dark fable set in contemporary Manhattan... about three people from two worlds who are on a collision course in pursuit of a beautiful child."

“As someone to whom literature has always been essential, the only thing better than the experience of writing ‘Heather, the Totality’ is having it published by Little, Brown and Company,” said Weiner. “I can’t imagine a more exciting way to begin this part of my writing life.”

The book was inspired by a conversation he overheard a teenage girl having on the streets of New York. “I’m thrilled and honored to be working with Matthew Weiner,” said Little, Brown vice president and editor-in-chief Judith Clain. “His debut novel brings to mind Edgar Allan Poe and Henry James and yet is utterly modern. In his hands, the characters in ‘Heather, in Totality’ are deeply complicated and unhinged by their flaws and almost driven wild by their fears.”

Source: Variety

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