Fifty Shades trilogy author E. L. James has written a new version of Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian Grey's perspective.
On social media earlier today bestselling author E L James announced that she will release a new version of her worldwide bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey—this time written from Christian Grey's point of view. The new book, titled Grey, will be published on June 18th —a date that devotees may remember as Christian's birthday.
Grey will reveal another side to the Anastasia Steele–Christian Grey relationship, one that fans have long wanted to hear.
Since the publication of in 2011, thousands of readers have written to James requesting Christian's POV. On the opening page of Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, James writes, "This book is dedicated to those readers who asked…and asked… and asked… and asked for this." In the new work, she will offer her fans the opportunity to see the world of Fifty Shades anew through the eyes of its intriguing and enigmatic protagonist.
"Christian is a complex character," said James, "and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past. Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story. It's been a great pleasure to return to my happy place—writing, being with Christian and Ana in their universe, and working with the fantastic team at Vintage."
The new book is set to hit shelves in a mere three weeks on June 18.
"Given the secrecy and immediacy of the publication, we've worked hard to ensure that the book will be well represented in the retail marketplace on June 18th." said Tony Chirico, President of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.