See the Cover of Trevor Noah's Upcoming Title, INTO THE UNCUT GRASS



Beloved stand-up comedian, former “The Daily Show” host, and author of the #1 bestseller BORN A CRIME (One World), Trevor Noah, is writing a new book for One World. Executive Vice President and Publisher Chris Jackson, who also edited BORN A CRIME, acquired North American, translation, and audio rights. The new book, titled INTO THE UNCUT GRASS, will publish on October 31, 2023 and the book jacket was unveiled in People Magazine earlier today!

Trevor’s new book is a gorgeously illustrated and moving modern fable for readers of all ages about forgiveness, acceptance, and the secret to solidarity. Evocative of allegories and fables from  ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND to THE LITTLE PRINCE to THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX, AND THE HORSE, the book will deliver the powerful wit and sneaky wisdom that Trevor is known for in every medium.  

“Trevor proved in his first book that he is one of the most masterful storytellers of our time,” says Chris Jackson. “And for all of BORN A CRIMES’s humor and brilliant pathos, readers were drawn just as much to Trevor’s warmth and powerfully articulated aphoristic wisdom. This new book offers that storytelling prowess in a compressed and crystallized new form, layered with intelligence, uncloying sweetness, and emotional power. This is a project that Trevor is passionate about—and whose message and lessons are both timeless and urgent. We couldn’t be more excited to be his publisher.”  

“Few memories in my life bring me more joy than the first few books I read as a child,” says Trevor Noah. “Either with my mom or reading alone, those simple stories shaped so much of how I saw the world. I hope this story can bring a little bit of that same joy to readers of all ages.” 

 About Trevor Noah  

Trevor Noah is a globally beloved comedian best known as being the host of the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central for seven years. Trevor also served as the Grammy Awards host for three consecutive years, and his stand-up special “Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia” received a Grammy nomination for best comedy album in 2020. He has written, produced, and starred in 12 comedy specials, including 2022’s Emmy-nominated “I Wish You Would,” and has sold out stand-up comedy shows, including his current “Off The Record” World Tour. 

Trevor is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. The book received the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards. He is now developing and producing diverse, high-quality creative content with Day Zero Productions, his joint venture with Paramount Global. He has also launched the Trevor Noah Foundation to improve equitable access to quality education for underserved youth in South Africa. 


Posted: July 25, 2023