To mark Ian Fleming’s birthday (born 28 May 1908), Jonathan Cape, Vintage and Ian Fleming Publications are delighted to announce that Anthony Horowitz, the award winning novelist and screenwriter, has been invited to write a third official James Bond novel.
Anthony Horowitz says: ‘I am very excited to have started my third Bond novel with the continuing support of the Ian Fleming estate. Forever and a Day looked at Bond’s first assignment. Trigger Mortis was mid-career. The new book begins with the death of Scaramanga and Bond’s return from Jamaica to confront an old enemy.’
Corinne Turner, Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd says: ‘We’re delighted and excited that Anthony is writing his third Bond novel. From the nuggets we’ve seen so far, we are confident it will be another best-selling episode in the adventures of 007.’
Michal Shavit, Publishing Director at Jonathan Cape, says: ‘We are incredibly excited to be announcing the news on Ian Fleming’s birthday that we have a new James Bond novel by Anthony to look forward to next year. We can’t wait to share more details with readers of the iconic spy’s latest adventure under Anthony’s masterful tenure.’
Anthony’s third Bond novel will be published in May 2022 by Jonathan Cape in the UK, Commonwealth and EU and by Harper Collins US in the United States.