Thomas Pynchon to Publish New Novel

By Jason Boog Comment


Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles broke the news today that novelist Thomas Pynchon will publish a new novel called Bleeding Edge this fall with Penguin Press.

We have reached out to Penguin Press for comment and will update this post as the story evolves. In a recent New York Times interview, director Paul Thomas Anderson revealed his work on an adaptation of Pynchon’s most recent novel, Inherent Vice.

Check it out: “The book is a stoner private-eye saga, and Mr. Anderson has found an invaluable “research bible,” he said, in the underground comic strip the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. This is the first authorized adaptation of a Pynchon work, which suggests that Mr. Pynchon, famously reclusive, is cooperating in some fashion. But Mr. Anderson, a fan of that author since his teenage years, declined to speak on the record about him and seemed loath even to utter his name.”