Umberto Eco’s New Novel Will Be Published in English

By Maryann Yin 

Numero ZeroHoughton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) will publish an English translation of Umberto Eco’s¬†Numero Zero. The publication date has been scheduled for November 3rd.

The book was released in Italy earlier this year. It has become a number one bestseller in the author’s native country.

General interest publisher¬†Bruce Nichols had this statement in the press release: “Numero Zero is the feverish and delightfully readable tale of a ghostwriter in Milan whose work pulls him into an underworld of media politics and murderous conspiracies (involving the cadaver of Mussolini’s double, naturally.) This novel is vintage Eco–corrupt newspapers, clandestine plots, imaginary histories–and will appeal to his many readers and earn him legions of new ones.”