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Chuck Returns To WW Norton For New Novel, "Adjustment Day"

Rejoice! Big things are on the horizon. On May 1st, 2018, WW Norton will publish his first novel in over four years, Adjustment Day.

Here's the press release from Norton:


New York, October 4, 2017—Chuck Palahniuk, who launched his career as a novelist with Fight Club, published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1996, and who followed that blockbuster with two more Norton hits, Invisible Monsters and Survivor, both 1999, will return to Norton with his forthcoming novel, Adjustment Day, to be published in May 2018.

Fight Club put Palahniuk on the map as a transgressive visionary. Now, Adjustment Day blows past all previous markers for impropriety with a brilliant, hilarious, and outrageous story that is perfect for our era. Every reader, of every stripe, will find something in Adjustment Day that is as profoundly wise, funny, and affecting as it is offensive. And, make no mistake, everyone will be offended.

Norton senior editor Amy Cherry, who has worked with Palahniuk over the years on his Norton paperbacks and Invisible Monsters Remix, acquired North American rights, including audio, to the new work from Palahniuk’s literary agent, Edward Hibbert of Donadio and Olson, Inc. She notes, “We could not be more thrilled to welcome Chuck Palahniuk back to Norton. Through mind-bending stories, a wealth of disturbing detail, and a deadly comic touch, Chuck consistently expresses a singular imagination, novelistic dexterity, and cultural truth. His work represents the very finest in fiction and follows in the tradition of Norton classics like A Clockwork Orange.”

Chuck Palahniuk remarks, "W.W. Norton brought my first book, Fight Club, into the world. My next book, Adjustment Day, is to Fight Club what Atlas Shrugged is to The Fountainhead—a bigger package of bold characters and norm-bashing ideas. And it's proof that W.W. Norton and I have great faith in one another. I'm pleased as punch to be working once more with such a brave, ground-breaking publisher."

But wait! There's more. As a special exclusive to, Norton also revealed to us three new cover designs they'll be unveiling in May for Chuck's first three novels:

"Fight Club' by Chuck Palahniuk, 2018 WW Norton Cover "Survivor' by Chuck Palahniuk, 2018 WW Norton Cover "Invisible Monsters" by Chuck Palahniuk. New 2016 cover redesign by WW Norton

The new covers for these fan favorites were designed and art directed by Steve Attardo (Art Director, Liveright / Norton Paperbacks). The cover illustration for Invisible Monsters is by Winnie Truong ( The cover illustration for Fight Club is by Rob Dobi (

May Day (5/1/18) will be a big day for Chuck’s fans. In addition to the new novel and paperback covers, Dark Horse Comics will be releasing the paperback edition of the Fight Club 2 graphic novel as well!

For now, you can pre-order Adjustment Day from!