Louis Theroux to write two new books

16 October 2017

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Pan Macmillan will publish two books by TV presenter Louis Theroux, the first of which is to be published in 2019.

Pan Macmillan’s Ingrid Connell acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to the non-fiction titles from Robert Caskie at CaskieMushens, acting in association with Anita Land.

The first, to be published as a lead title in autumn 2019, was described by Theroux as a “forensic and thoughtful appraisal of my life and career” - covering his 2001 BBC documentary “When Louis Met Jimmy” - in which he explores “the nature of evil”.

Theroux added: “I write honestly about some of the stories behind 20 years of making programmes and, in particular, spending time with Jimmy Savile and the impact of discovering that he was a predatory serial sex offender.”

Louis Theroux is a BAFTA winning broadcaster and documentary filmmaker. His latest television series Dark States is currently airing on BBC One and is available on BBC iPlayer.