Steve Martin, Eddie Izzard sign book deals

By | January 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm | No comments | News | Tags: , ,

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It’s a great news day for all you literate, comedy-loving fans. Respected comics Steve Martin and Eddie Izzard are both signed up to release books to be published this year. Details below!

Comedian Eddie Izzard is slated to release a book in September chronicling his 1,100-mile run across Great Britain, reports Chortle. The book captures Izzard’s reactions to the innumerable cities he has visited during his 43-consecutive marathon career.

Publishers Little, Brown ultimately won the publication rights to Izzard’s forthcoming work after an intense auction period with several publishers. The book promises to capture personal and comical descriptions of Great Britain and Izzard’s own personal experiences in the cities of his past. Izzard has run in 43 marathons with the help of a tour manager, a sports therapist and, of course, an ice cream that would hand out free ice cream to all his supporters throughout his journey. Why not?

Check out a video below of Izzard discussing the 1,100-mile run.

Meanwhile, Martin is set to release not one, but two books in 2010! The first book will be a children’s novel entitled Late For School, based on a song from his Grammy-nominated bluegrass album New Songs for the 5-String Banjo.

The second book will be an adult novel entitled Woman One, which “examines the glamour and subterfuge of the fine art world” in New York. Both works will be published by Grand Central Publishing. Martin has previously released two tremendous works including Shopgirl and what will certainly become part of the non-fiction comedy canon, his memoir Born Standing Up. Like Izzard, these books are slated for release in September.

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