The newly relaunched Random House imprint One World has announced its first two acquisitions, one work of nonfiction and one of fiction by Atlantic national correspondent and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates. The nonfiction title is scheduled to publish on One World's inaugural list in the fall of 2017.
One World publisher and editor-in-chief Chris Jackson acquired world rights to the two new titles, including audio rights, from Gloria Loomis of the Watkins/Loomis Literary Agency. He will edit both books. Jackson was Coates's editor at Spiegel & Grau when Coates won the 2015 national Book Award for Nonfiction for Between the World and Me.
“Ta-Nehisi Coates is a phenomenal thinker and writer who has brought his particular genius to every form he’s attempted, from blog posts and long-form journalism to memoir, personal essay, and even comic books,” Jackson said in a statement. “We’re eager to share his next vital work of nonfiction with readers and excited to introduce them to his stunning fiction.”
Coates, a Macarthur Grant recipient, is the author of two previous books, The Beautiful Struggle and The New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me. He is currently writing the Marvel Comics monthly comic Black Panther in collaboration with artist Brian Stelfreeze.