Comic Creator/'NY Times' Reporter Authors Novel

By: E&P Staff Matt Richtel, the New York Times reporter who also writes the "Rudy Park" comic strip under the name Theron Heir, has authored a novel.

"Hooked," to be published June 1 by the Hachette Book Group's Twelve imprint, is described as "a thriller about love and other addictions." Richtel said one theme of the novel is "the impact of the digital era on our personal lives."

For more information on "Hooked," see Richtel's Web site.

"Rudy Park," illustrated by Darrin Bell and syndicated by United Media, is set in an Internet cafe. And Richtel covers technology and telecommunications from the Times' San Francisco bureau.


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