Author of The World's Fittest Book (Sphere) wrote about resilience while swimming round Britain
Ed Faulkner at HarperCollins has signed world rights directly from the author in the provisionally titled The Art of Resilience by endurance athlete Ross Edgley, whose The World's Fittest Book (Sphere) was a Sunday Times number one. Publication of the new book will be in late spring next year.
Edgley's most recent challenge was the "Great British Swim", in which he became the first swimmer ever to circumnavigate mainland Britain, swimming 12 hours a day and a total of 2,883km.
He said: "I am so proud of The World's Fittest Book, but this new book will be completely different and offer readers an entirely new resource to become a tougher, more resilient and ultimately better human. That's because it was during the swim I became fascinated by the art of resilience and put pen to paper between tides, deconstructing and reverse engineering every moment I had managed to overcome seemingly insurmountable pain, hardship and adversity, all to better understand persistence, valour and intestinal fortitude."
Faulkner said: "Ross is an inspiration to millions and a genuinely awesome bloke - intelligent, articulate and thoughtful. Everyone at HarperCollins is really excited he has decided to publish his next book with us and we can't wait to share his empowering message and jaw-dropping experiences with readers. He is literally brimming with ideas and we see this as just the first book in a long and successful partnership."