Bestselling pop-science author Jonah Lehrer, who had two books pulled after his writing was criticized for recycling material and fabricating quotes, has landed a new book deal.
Simon & Schuster president Jonathan Karp announced that Lehrer, who resigned from The New Yorker last year amidst the controversy surrounding his published work, is writing a "meditation on and exploration of love through different prisms -- psychological, scientific, historical, literary."
No publication date for the new book, which has the working title The Book of Love
, has been set.
The 31-year-old Lehrer had penned three previous titles for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Proust Was a Neuroscientist
(2007), How We Decide
(2009), and Imagine: How Creativity Works
(2012). Lehrer acknowledged last year making up and distorting Bob Dylan quotes in Imagine
. Houghton also stopped publishing How We Decide
, saying there were "significant problems" with the book.
Karp said that Simon & Schuster acquired Lehrer's new project because he is "an unusually talented writer with a distinctive approach to a subject with enormous appeal. In fact, it's arguably the subject with the greatest appeal in history."
-With files from The Associated Press
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