Hillary Clinton is writing a novel that anticipates a post-Trump world


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Hillary Clinton is writing a novel that anticipates a post-Trump world

Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage during the Hulu panel at Winter TCA 2020 at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 17, 2020 in Pasadena, California.

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Hillary Clinton tries her hand at fiction writing.

The crime fanatic and former foreign minister is working with award-winning author Louise Penny to write her first non-fiction book “State of Terror”.

The novel revolves around a new foreign minister who works in the administration of a rival politician trying to solve a wave of terrorist attacks. The newly minted president was inaugurated after “four years of American leadership that has shrunk from the world stage”, a clear blow to former President Donald Trump.

State of Terror, jointly published by Clinton’s publisher Simon & Schuster and Penny’s St. Martin’s Press, is due to hit bookstores on October 12th.

Penny, whose previous work includes “The Cruelest Month” and “The Brutal Telling,” is a longtime friend of Clinton.

“When it was suggested that my friend Hillary and I write a political thriller together, I couldn’t say yes fast enough,” Penny said in a statement Tuesday.

Clinton has previously written a handful of non-fiction books, including her memoir “Living History”; “Hard Choices” that covered their time with President Barack Obama; and “What Happened,” which describes her loss to Trump in the 2016 election.

Clinton’s transition to fiction writing comes when her husband, former President Bill Clinton, is about to publish his second collaboration with mystery writer James Patterson. The couple previously wrote the cyber thriller “The President is Missing” and will be releasing a follow-up titled “The President’s Daughter” in June.

The financial terms for the Clinton and Penny deal were not disclosed.


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