Blue Rider Press will publish a novel by Michael Hastings, the great journalist who died in a car accident earlier this year.
The Last Magazine will come out in summer 2014. Andrew Wylie of the Andrew Wylie Agency negotiated the deal with Blue Rider Press publisher David Rosenthal. Here’s more about the book:
The novel, a roman á clef, is set at a national magazine in the early 2000s just as the US is approaching war with Iraq. The main protagonist is a young, wet-behind-the-ears intern named Michael M. Hastings who is eager to do anything to get an assignment. Funny, biting and fast-paced, the novel will appeal to fans of Hastings’ reporting. THE LAST MAGAZINE manuscript was discovered after his death.
Hastings was the author of The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan and I Lost My Love in Baghdad. Hastings made headlines in 2010 for his Rolling Stone article “The Runaway General,” a story that ultimately cost General Stanley A. McChrystal his command.