Looks like he can finally put WUPHF on hold. According to The New York Times, The Office’s B.J. Novak has signed a seven-figure deal to pen two books to be published by Alfred A. Knopf.
The first book, which is expected to be released in 2014, will be a fictional collection of essays based on the comedian’s past with improv group the Upright Citizens Brigade. Novak is represented by agent Richard Abate, whose clients include Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling and Tracy Morgan.
“The closest analogy for me is Woody Allen,” Abate explained to NYT. “Underneath these stories is a real intellectual curiosity. I think their appeal is that they’re incredibly accessible and comic, but at the same time they’re exploring the modern condition.”
Novak reportedly wrote the book last year. The young comedian is known for writing, co-producing and staring in NBC’s The Office. As previously reported, Novak will also appear in The Amazing Spider-man 2 in a mysterious role that is linked to Oscorp Industries.