Akwaeke Emezi announced on Twitter that they will be publishing their first romance novel titled You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty. The novel is set to be released by Atria Books in 2022.

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty is about “a young artist struggling to overcome the loss of an old love, while inviting a new one in.”

The novel takes its title from a lyric in indie rock band Florence + the Machine’s song, “Hunger.” Emezi shares in the Twitter thread:

I started the romance novel in 2019, which was one of the worst years of my life, and listening to @florencemachine stitched me together when my spirit was pulling itself apart. I am so grateful for their work and the way it carved me down to the bone.

You Made a Fool of Death will be Emezi’s sixth book published in four years across five genres. They conclude the exciting news with a TikTok glow up video.

Congratulations to Akwaeke Emezi!