Ros Ellis | 07 Dec 2023

Bloomsbury has unveiled plans to publish two new novels by Rumaan Alam, author of the international bestseller Leave the World Behind.

Publisher Alexis Kirschbaum acquired UK & Commonwealth rights, including audio, to Entitlement and a second novel from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein on behalf of Julie Barer at the Book Group. North American rights were acquired by Sarah McGrath at Riverhead.

Keenly observed and wonderfully disturbing, Entitlement is an exhilarating novel about money, morality, class, consumption, race and privilege, and the point at which they can tip us toward madness – confirming National Book Award finalist Rumaan Alam as a major literary talent.

Leave the World Behind, was a New York Times and The Times bestseller, selected as a 2021 summer reading pick by President Barack Obama and recently adapted into a major motion picture for Netflix starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali and Ethan Hawke. The film was released in UK cinemas on 24 November, and will be available to stream on Netflix from 8 December 2023.


Alexis Kirschbaum

Entitlement cements Rumaan Alam’s status as one of the most exciting, prescient voices of our times. His fiction cuts to the core of who we are in a way that is as terrifying as it is true, and his gift for combining pin-sharp social commentary with pitch-dark humour to this effect is truly unmatched. Entitlement is an engrossing, resonant tale of wealth and power, and we could not be more excited or proud to be publishing it.


Rumaan Alam

Entitlement is a book about the role of money in contemporary life, a subject that has long fascinated me. It’s an exhilarating moment when the story you spend years on is on the verge of becoming a book; I’m thrilled that Entitlement will be in the hands of readers so soon, and delighted to once again work with the superb team at Bloomsbury.

Entitlement is scheduled for publication in autumn 2024, backed by a major marketing and publicity campaign.

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