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Exclusive: NoViolet Bulawayo’s next novel, Glory, is coming your way this spring.

Emily Temple

July 8, 2021, 9:00am

Literary Hub is pleased to announce that NoViolet Bulawayo’s second novel, Glory, will be published by Viking on March 8, 2022.

Viking describes the new book from the author of We Need New Names (which was shortlisted for the Booker and was also one of our favorite debuts of the decade) as “a blockbuster novel about the fall of an oppressive regime and the chaos of revolution, presented as an uncannily recognizable anthropomorphic allegory—and inspired by the 2017 fall of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe. In Bulawayo’s bold, vividly imagined novel, a chorus of animal voices calls out the dangerous absurdity of contemporary global politics, and helps us see our human world more clearly.”

In a statement, Laura Tisdel, Executive Editor at Viking, said, “NoViolet Bulawayo’s debut We Need New Names—which won over readers, critics, and award juries alike—heralded the unforgettable arrival of a radiant, sharp new talent in fiction. With Glory, Bulawayo’s inimitable voice on the page, as well as her ability to reflect our contemporary circumstances in an utterly original way through fiction, deliver an ambitious, conceptually thrilling, gut-punch of a novel.”

Check out the cover below:

noviolet bulawayo glory

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