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Grant to submit book anonymously

Hugh Grant wants to submit his novel anonymously so it can be be judged on its merits.

art and culture Updated: Mar 19, 2007 20:04 IST

Actor Hugh Grant plans to submit his first book under an anonymous name so that it won't be judged on his celebrity status.

Grant is working on a "dark" and "disturbing" novel, and confesses that he is not finished yet. He is concerned that his fame will affect the way publishing companies look at the book, reported contactmusic.com.

He said: "When I've finished it, I'll send it to an editor, anonymously, in order for it to be judged objectively. Because we all know about editors, don't we? I could copy out the Yellow Pages and they would still publish it simply because I'm a celebrity. This way at least my manuscript could be turned down by some 21-year-old publisher and I would walk away totally humiliated."