Mark Watson writes two more novels | New deal with publishers HarperCollins

Mark Watson writes two more novels

New deal with publishers HarperCollins

Mark Watson has signed a deal to write two more novels for publisher HarperCollins.

The first, entitled Contacts, will be out in the autumn of next year, and is described as a ‘thought-provoking novel that – with a sensitive mix of darkness and light – lifts the lid on male suicide, loneliness, and mental health’.

It revolves around a man who sends a message to everyone in his phone contacts list, to tell them all that he plans to end his life –  then turns his phone off, triggering response from friends, family and near-strangers across the world.

Publisher Kimberley Young told trade website The Bookseller: ‘Contacts is one of those books that doesn’t come around very often. Mark has written a novel that’s timely and beautifully, cleverly written. I can’t wait to share it with the world.

Watson, who has previously written six other novels, added that the new book ‘is about what it means to be part of the world today, and how we can make it better for each other’.

Place an advance order for Contacts here.

Published: 4 Oct 2019

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