31 May 2012
Book News: Lauren Weisberger writes 'The Devil Wears Prada' sequel
HarperFiction publishing director Lynne Drew bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the follow-up, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, through Vivienne Schuster at Curtis Brown on behalf of Sloan Harris of ICM in the US where the book will be published by Simon & Schuster. The book has been under contract as part of a multi-book deal, but it was not known if Weisberger would write a sequel.
The story is set eight years after heroine Andy Sachs has escaped Runway magazine and its editor, Miranda Priestly. Andy is editing the Plunge bridal magazine and works alongside her old Runway colleague Emily and is about to marry Max, the scion of a media company. However, Andy is still haunted by her days at Runway, and she soon finds herself back in Miranda's path.
Drew said: "We had enormous fun and huge success publishing The Devil Wears Prada and I'm thrilled to be once more encountering the world of glossy mags, Miranda Priestly and our favourite heroine, Andy Sachs, with a novel set to be one of the big summer reads of 2013."
I loved the book when I first read it quite a few years ago now, and thought for once Hollywood actually did a great movie adaptation with it starring Anne Hathaway and the ever-amazing Meryl Streep, so I'm looking forward to catching up with these characters again, only got 11(!) months to wait...
Taken from The Bookseller.