Celadon Books to Publish New Thriller by Alex Michaelides

New York—May 22, 2023

Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, announced today the publication of a new thriller by Alex Michaelides, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient and The Maidens.

THE FURY is a masterfully paced thriller about a reclusive ex–movie star who invites her closest friends for a weekend away on her private Greek island. But old friendships conceal violent passions and resentments lurking beneath the surface; in forty-eight hours, one of them will be dead…

Of the publication, Michaelides says: “I’m immensely proud of The Fury​ ​​and​ had more fun writing it than anything I have written so far. As a Greek-Cypriot, ​I wanted to go back to my roots and set the book in the world I know best: a Greek island.​ ​I have spent many summers in the Greek islands, and I can’t think of a more evocative, beautiful and haunting place to set a thriller. I’m excited for people to read it.”

VP, Editorial Director Ryan Doherty acquired the book; Sam Copeland of Rogers, Coleridge & White negotiated the deal. Of the publication, Doherty adds, “Alex Michaelides is the most exciting thriller writer out there today. He has proven once again with The Fury that he is a master at impeccable plotting, thrilling twists, and complicated characters that you'll love spending time with.”

THE FURY will be published on January 16, 2024. 

For More Information Contact:
Christine Mykityshyn, Senior Director of Publicity, Celadon Books

About Alex Michaelides:
Alex Michaelides was born and raised in Cyprus. He has an M.A. in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and an M.A. in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. The Silent Patient was his first novel, debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide. The rights have been sold in a record-breaking 51 countries, and the book has been optioned for film by Plan B. His second novel, The Maidens, was an instant New York Times bestseller and has been optioned for television by Miramax Television and Stone Village.

About Macmillan:
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, St. Martin's Press Publishing Group and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur. Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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