Viking nets Downie’s Biography of Pele

Viking has just acquired Epic :The Real Pele and the Country, Culture and Colleagues That Made Him the Greatest Footballer of All Time by Brazilian Football Correspondent Andrew Downie.

Senior Commissioning Editor Shyam Kumar has acquired world rights, excluding Spanish and Portuguese from David Luxton at David Luxton Associates.  The book is to be published in hardback, e-book and audiobook in June 2026 to coincide with the FIFA World Cup taking place in Canada, Mexico and the United States.