After more than 45 years, Robert Coover will publish as sequel to his debut novel, The Origin of the Brunists. Dzanc Books will publish The Brunist Day of Wrath in September 2013.
Coover won the The William Faulkner Foundation First Novel Award in 1966 for his first novel. In addition, Dzanc will publish digital editions of ten Coover books and release a new Coover short story collection in 2014. Agent Georges Borchardt negotiated the deal with executive director Dan Wickett.
Here’s more from the release: “The Dzanc rEprint Series will be publishing ten of Coover’s backlist titles to eBook form beginning in August 2012 and running on up through August 2013. Titles include the aforementioned award-winning The Origin of the Brunists; Pricksongs & Descants; The Public Burning; Spanking the Maid; Gerald’s Party; A Night at the Movies, or You Must Remember This; Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears; Pinocchio in Venice; John’s Wife; and Ghost Town.”