Transworld signs 'major' deal for study of near-death experiences

Rights - NonFiction Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Professor Bruce Greyson argues that consciousness may not be a function of the brain

Susanna Wadeson, head of non-fiction at Transworld, has signed a "major" deal at auction for After: A Skeptical Scientist's Journey to Understand Life, Death, and Beyond by Professor Bruce Greyson. Transworld has UK and Commonwealth rights through Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein. In the US, the book went to St Martin's Press, at an auction conducted by Doug Abrams at Idea Architects. Publication will be in early 2021.

Greyson, MD of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is billed as one of the world's leading researcher on near-death experiences. He argues from his findings that consciousness may not be produced by the brain, and may continue after death.

He said: "Most people struggle with questions about the meaning of life and death and what may happen after we die. Now, for the first time, science is bringing some clarity to these questions and what they mean for how we live. I'm thrilled to have Transworld working with me to bring this message to a wider audience.'

Wadeson said: "Dr Greyson's work is unique, and his proposal is compelling, fascinating and provocative. This book will appeal to all those searching for more about near death-experience, to popular science readers, and to those interested in more philosophical questions about consciousness. And what is particularly appealing about the material is the journey we take with Dr Greyson the scientist as we read. This is very exciting."

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