Guardian Faber will publish Decline and Fail by John Crace, the bestselling author of I, Maybot, on 7th November 2019. Fred Baty bought world all language rights from Matthew Hamilton at the Hamilton Agency.
‘Optimism, mojo, complete bollocks. That’s what the country is crying out for.’
There is now only one certainty in life. When things can’t possibly get worse, they absolutely will. And so, after three years of Maybot malfunctioning and Brexit bungling, welcome to BoJo the clown’s national circus – where fun for none of the family is guaranteed.
Fear not, however: Decline and Fail is your personal survival guide to the ongoing political apocalypse. This unremittingly entertaining collection of John Crace’s lifegiving political sketches will get you through the darkest of days – or failing that, will at least help you see the funny side. Miss it at your peril…
John Crace says: ‘Boris Johnson has demanded that people be more optimistic about Brexit. Decline and Fail is for all the doomsters and gloomsters who find that laughter and despair is a more appropriate response. After the success of I, Maybot, I am thrilled to be working again with Fred Baty, Sophie Portas and the rest of the brilliant team at Guardian Faber. Bring on the apocalypse…’
And Fred Baty, Commissioning Editor at Guardian Faber, says:
‘In these dark times, John’s unmissable political sketches continue to be an essential source of sanity and impeccably cutting satire. I couldn’t be more pleased to be working with him once more on Decline and Fail.’
John Crace is the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer and author of I, Maybot. He writes the Digested Read for G2.