Comedian Trevor Noah has been keeping busy since signing off of “The Daily Show” late last year. He now has a new book deal from Random House Group imprint, One World, per The Hollywood Reporter. Details on the tome are being kept under wraps, but the new book is described as a “modern fable about forgiveness, acceptance, and the secret to solidarity.”
Trevor Noah Creating New Book Due Out Later This Fall
The book is not yet titled and is due out later in the fall. One World says the novel is a “gorgeously illustrated and moving modern fable” that will be aimed at readers of all ages. The publisher also says the title will evoke allegories of such fables as “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “The Little Prince.”
Noah is currently in the midst of his “2023 Off The Record Tour” which kicked off in January. This will be his second book. His first, “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” was first released in 2016 and became a No. 1-selling international bestseller. The title spent 32 weeks on “The New York Times” hardcover nonfiction list. It also won Noah the 2017 Thurber Prize for Humor.
The collection of stories from Noah’s childhood is also in the process of becoming a major motion picture. Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly on board to portray Noah’s mother, Patricia, in the planned film. Noah previously inked a deal to write a follow-up to “Born a Crime” in 2018, but his new tale is not the follow-up.
As previously reported by The Blast, when Noah announced his impending exit from “The Daily Show” last September, he said it felt “like it’s time,” and having missed stand-up work and shows, he wanted to get back on the road, learning “other languages,” traveling across the world, and “just being everywhere doing everything.”
During a recent appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the former talk show host noted that it took him a couple of weeks to get used to not having to prepare for the show’s next episode every night. Noah stated, “You know what, that took, I would say, two weeks, and then I realized, oh no, I don’t need to know, I just don’t need to know,” per The Blast.
Noah also noted the pacing of the show was similar to planning a wedding. He continued, “Making a daily television show, in many ways, is like planning a wedding.” The comedian added, “So you’re thinking who are the guests? What are you gonna wear? What’s gonna happen? Who’s gonna be making a toast? what will the speeches be about? What’s everybody eating? Who’s sitting where? How’s it all going? And then the wedding happens, and then you go, ‘Alright, we’re doing another wedding tomorrow.”
Noah also hosted the 2023 Grammy Awards last month, his third time hosting the award ceremony. The currently untitled Noah book has not yet been dated. It will drop from One World later in the fall. His first book, “Born a Crime,” is available now in hardcover, paperback, and digital formats at bookstores and retailers.