NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- While President-elect Trump continues to make controversial decisions about forming his new cabinet, so too, CNN reports, is Pope Francis facing comparable decisions as he selects new cardinals.
What's at stake in each scenario, how much are others' opinions factored in to the selections, and what is both the history and future of this process are all topics that best-selling author of Engima and FatherlandRobert Harris can explore. In his new novel CONCLAVE, a powerful and timely nail-biter about how we choose a pope (set to be released tomorrow from Knopf), Harris delivers an illuminating read that will be all too familiar and timely to US readers who have just been through the dramatic presidential election. CONCLAVE "glories in the ancient rituals that constitute the election process while still grounding that process in the real world" ( Kirkus). See below for more on Harris and CONCLAVE from the UK, where the book was released earlier this fall, and please contact Josefine Kals to speak to Harris. Josefine KalsAssociate Director of Publicity Alfred A. Knopfjkals@penguinrandomhouse.com 212-572-2565 Feature in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/18/robert-harris-mps-elect-labour-pope-conclave-blair "The making of a pope" op-ed by Harris in The Times UK: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-making-of-a-pope-xl9ff0vw9?shareToken=c635408beaf23dfad5ac865d4e22125f