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Orion Poetry / Humour HB October £12.99 128pp Full colour throughout 978 1 409 15209 5 eBook: £12.99 / 978 1 409 15210 1

The hotly anticipated first book from Tim Minchin, with a foreword by the legendary Neil Gaiman.

TIM MINCHIN Storm

Dazzling illustrated poetry from the magical mind of Tim Minchin. This is his first ever book and features a foreword from Neil Gaiman. Storm is the graphic novel borne from the acclaimed YouTube sensation – the animation that has become an anthem for critical thinking worldwide, attracting 2.8 million views – and will capture the lyrical wonders of the poem in its entirety. In the confines of a London dinner party, comedian Tim wages a verbal and intellectual battle with a hippy named Storm, the fifth guest at the table. While Storm herself may not be converted, audiences from London to Sydney have been won over by Tim’s wordplay and the timely message of the piece in a society where science is attacked as the enemy of belief. Tim’s sublime ranty beat-poem weaves through the world we live in, where alternative medicine is given credence and public funding, psychics have primetime TV exposure and people are happy with mystery rather than answers. Tim Minchin is a global superstar; musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer, with worldwide sell-out arena tours under his belt as well as scores of awards, including Chortle’s Best Tour, Best Music or Variety Act and Best Full Show. He is the composer and lyricist of the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Awardwinning show, Matilda the Musical.

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Location: Los Angeles, USA Available for interview www.timminchin.com f/timminchin @timminchin

Orion Non-Fiction • October 2014