Trevor Noah’s upcoming book acquired by John Murray Press

ohn Murray Press has signed a deal with stand-up comedian and former host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, for his upcoming “illustrated modern fable”. 

The book, which is described as a “gorgeously illustrated and moving modern fable for readers of all ages about forgiveness, acceptance and the secret to solidarity,” is expected to be released later this year and published by One World. Pan Macmillan South Africa has also reportedly acquired the book.

Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, actor, television host, political commentator and author. Born on February 24, 1984, in Johannesburg, South Africa, his father, Robert Noah, is of Swiss-German ancestry, and his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, is South African and Xhosa.

He grew up in the racially segregated apartheid-dominated South Africa and was raised in the black township of Soweto.

Noah attended Maryvale College, a private Roman Catholic primary and high school in Johannesburg.

In 2002, at the age of 18, Noah started his acting career with a small role in an episode of the South African soap opera Isidingo.

He hosted a radio talk show called Noah’s Ark on a leading youth radio station, YFM.

Noah later transitioned to comedy and worked with other South African comedians, including Kagiso Lediga, Riaad Moosa and Darren Sampson.

He gained international recognition when he joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a contributor in 2014 and eventually became the host of the show in 2015.

Noah’s memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, was published in 2016 and became a New York Times best-seller.

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