Sasha Grey Sells Debut Novel

Grey. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

Sasha Grey has sold her debut work of fiction, The Juliette Society, it was announced Friday on Publisher’s Marketplace. We last saw Ms. Grey at Gagosian Gallery on Sept. 11 for the opening of an exhibition by Richard Phillips, which included a short film in which she serves as star and muse to the artist. For a while now Ms. Grey has been busy carving out a career for herself in music and film, and in March 2011, just before officially announcing her retirement from the adult film industry, she released her first book, a photo compendium called Neü Sex. So it’s not a huge surprise that she’s dabbling with literature. Actually, we take that back. It is.

What’s in store from Ms. Grey, novelist? The Juliette Society, according to a statement, attempts to “reinvent the erotic novel,” and “take it back to its source as a salacious treatment of sex, particularly female sexuality, as something mysterious and sensual.” We’re glad to hear that, like any good fiction student, Ms. Grey is sticking to writing about what she knows.