After the huge success of The Authenticity Project and The People On Platform 5, we’re overjoyed to announce that Clare Pooley will publish two more books with Transworld in the UK and Pamela Dorman Books in the US.

The first of the two novels, How to Age Disgracefully, tells the story of a social club where the elderly members don’t behave quite as expected. It will be published in Hardback in Spring 2024.

Clare’s debut fiction novel, The Authenticity Project, was a New York Times bestseller when it published in 2020 and has been translated into 30 languages. Her second novel, The People on Platform 5 published in paperback in March.

Williamson says: ‘Clare is a dream to work with – super-talented, hard-working and creative. Her books are a complete and utter joy to read and it’s been wonderful to see so many other people agree. I can speak on behalf of everyone at Transworld when I say how thrilled we are to continue to publish Clare and her brilliantly written, funny and charming novels.’

Pooley says: ‘They say it takes a village to publish a book, and with Transworld and Pamela Dorman Books, I have the most supportive, enthusiastic and creative village of all. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with my incredibly talented editors, Sally Williamson and Pam Dorman, on two new novels.’

Steed says: ‘I adore working with Clare – she is as kind as she is creative, and her ability to come up with relatable, fun, and heart-warming concepts and stories knows no bounds. How to Age Disgracefully is another original, compelling and truly joyful read, with characters who I fell in love with right from the prologue. I’m so thrilled to see her publishing continue with Sally and Pam, who have been such an impressive force with The Authenticity Project and The People on Platform 5.’

We cannot wait for another Clare Pooley novel to hit the shelves!