18th July 2019

Bonnier Books UK to publish Magid Magid’s The Art of Disruption

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Bonnier Books UK to publish Magid Magid’s The Art of Disruption

Bonnier Books UK imprint 535 has acquired a personal and unique “manifesto for change” by former Lord Mayor of Sheffield and recently-elected MEP Magid Magid.

Joel Simons, senior editor at Bonnier Books UK, acquired World All Language rights from Matthew Turner at RCW in a hotly-contested six-way auction. The Art of Disruption will be published in hardback in May 2020. 

The Art of Disruption is a book for people hoping to get on in work, life and in their personal politics and activism; from a black, Muslim immigrant who has done it all himself.

“Magid is an icon: a backwards-cap-wearing-progressive-tour-de-force who sees no harm in banning President Trump from his city and generally speaking his mind. This book is going to encapsulate all the great attributes of Magid’s contagious life philosophy and I can’t wait to publish it.”

Joel Simons, senior editor

Using stories from his time as Lord Mayor, as a Green Party councillor and as a MEP, Magid presents a guide to hope, doing better, and being courageous, and shows how it’s possible to think differently about power and life, and the interaction of the two. The May publication will be supported by a creative, modern and diverse marketing campaign that captures Magid’s standing as a spokesperson for our times. The book will also be published alongside an audio book, narrated by Magid.

“I’m delighted to be collaborating with Joel and Bonnier Books UK, who have shown that they are a leading light in publishing books that challenge the status quo and change conversations.”

Magid Magid

Joel Simons, senior editor at Bonnier Books UK, said: “I’m so excited to be working with Magid on this absolutely brilliant manifesto for change. Magid is an icon: a backwards-cap-wearing-progressive-tour-de-force who sees no harm in banning President Trump from his city and generally speaking his mind. This book is going to encapsulate all the great attributes of Magid’s contagious life philosophy and I can’t wait to publish it.”

Magid Magid said: “Words can’t express how excited I am to be writing this book which will explore how we can all live with hope and compassion, do differently and do better, be courageous and disrupt age-old power structures in work, life and politics.

“I’m delighted to be collaborating with Joel and Bonnier Books UK, who have shown that they are a leading light in publishing books that challenge the status quo and change conversations. This makes them the perfect partner in this adventure.”