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Phoenix General & Literary Fiction MMP January £7.99 272pp 978 1 7802 2513 5 eBook: £7.99 / 978 1 7802 2514 2


From leading entertainment journalist Benjamin Svetkey, a bittersweet love story set in the shadow of the Hollywood Hills, perfect for fans of Nick Hornby and David Nicholls. ‘I wrote about pop culture for 10 years and the guy I wanted to write like was Benjamin Svetkey. If you want an insider’s look at Hollywood told with an outsider’s sense of humor, you need look no further. Leading Man is about the adored and the adoring, the famous and their flocks, the people up on pedestals and those who put them there – it’s a funny, sharp deconstruction of our fame-obsessed, media-savvy culture, a charming love story, and a ridiculously fun read.’ – Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl Benjamin Svetkey has spent two decades flying around the world, visiting film sets and writing stories about movie stars, as a writer and editor for Entertainment Weekly. He has also published stories in the New York Times and Rolling Stone. Leading Man is his first novel.


Location: Santa Monica, California Available for Interview f/benjamin.svetkey @BSvetkey

W&N Fiction • January 2014