‘The Office’s B.J. Novak Signs a Two-Book Deal


Following in his Office cohort Mindy Kaling’s footsteps, B.J. Novak is about to become an author. The publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced yesterday that Novak has signed a two-book deal with them. The first book will be a collection of short stories that Novak’s agent compared to Woody Allen’s early books when talking to The New York Times. Novak’s fictional stories are adapted from his live show at Los Angeles’s UCB Theatre, B.J. Novak: Uncollected Stories. After departing the office alongside Kaling last May, Novak is serving as as a writer and consulting producer on The Mindy Project this season. There’s no word on what the second book in his new deal will be or whether it will be fiction or non-fiction. Novak’s first book is due out in 2014, which looks to be a busy year for books from comedy people with new ones from Judy Greer, Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham, Neil Patrick Harris, and Amy Poehler set for release.