Pamela Dorman Books/Viking has announced it will publish a sequel to Jojo Moyes’ global bestseller Me Before You
this fall. After You
will be published in hardcover and as an eBook on September 29.
Me Before You
, has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Moyes’ collected works, also including The Girl You Left Behind
and One Plus One
, are available in a 36 languages and have sold over 9 million copies.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer optioned the motion picture rights to Me Before You
and filming begins this April, with a theatrical release planned for 2016. British director Thea Sharrock is attached to the project, with an all-star cast featuring The Hunger Games’
Sam Clafin and Game of Thrones’
Jojo Moyes said: “I hadn’t planned to write a sequel to Me Before You
. But working on the movie script, and reading the sheer volume of tweets and e-mails every day asking what Lou did with her life, meant that the characters never left me. It has been such a pleasure revisiting Lou and her family, and the Traynors, and confronting them with a whole new set of issues. As ever, they have made me laugh, and cry. I hope readers feel the same way at meeting them again.”
, President and Publisher of Viking, said: “Jojo is a gifted writer with a devoted following in the U.S. With Me Before You
, she gave the world an unforgettable love story, and it is incredibly exciting for Pamela Dorman Books/Viking to publish the sequel and revisit these characters.”
, Publisher of Pamela Dorman Books, said: “Me Before You
is one of those once-in-a-generation love stories whose characters lived on in readers’ hearts long after they turned the last page. Now those readers will be rewarded with the arrival of its sequel and only a writer of Jojo Moyes’ warmth, compassion and sheer storytelling gifts could deliver another book as emotionally resonant and compelling as the first.”