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Don Winslow Writes Three-Part Serial Exclusively For Playboy Magazine

Extreme Debuts in May 2014 Issue, On Newsstands Now

LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Critically-acclaimed novelist Don Winslow, author of such bestsellers as Savages (which was made into the 2012 Oliver Stone-directed film of the same name) and The Kings of Cool, has written a three-part serial titled Extreme exclusively for Playboy magazine. Winslow's newest work of fiction debuts in the magazine's May 2014 issue (on newsstands and Playboy SFW now) and will continue to run through its July/August 2014 edition.

This original novella follows a group of thrill-seeking athletes who live and die by the rip of a parachute cord. As they question their own mortality, the adrenaline addicts turn to a new form of reckless endangerment to fuel their heart-pounding adventures. Winslow is writing the serial on deadline.

"For a fiction writer, having a story run in Playboynever mind severalis like getting your passport stamped," said Winslow. "I'm honored to be included in the magazine's ranks with Ian Fleming, Joseph Heller, Norman Mailer, James Ellroy, Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood . . . the list goes on and on. This is the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition, and I couldn't be more pleased."

Playboy has published serials of esteemed writers many times in its 60-year history. Vladimir Nabokov's Ada appeared in the magazine in 1969; Norman Mailer's three-part serialization of The Executioner's Song appeared in the October, November, and December 1979 issues of Playboy. In recent years, Playboy has published two serials that were written for deadline: Denis Johnson's four-part noir thriller, Nobody Move, in 2008, and James Ellroy's four-part Hilliker Curse in 2009.

"Winslow is doing some of his tightest writing in this serial," said Playboy Editorial Director Jimmy Jellinek. "We're honored to have him in our pages again, and we look forward to publishing the next two installments."

Winslow was first published in the pages of Playboy for the magazine's 60th anniversary January/February 2014 issue with By Sun and Lightning, a tale of two thieves that test the power of love against a bullet, a backstabbing fixer and imminent arrest. He joins a long list of some of the most pre-eminent names in fiction who have written for the magazine, including: Ian Fleming, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Michael Crichton, Jack Kerouac, Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, Norman Mailer, Jay McInerney, Anne Rice, Mario Puzo, Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Turow, Roald Dahl, Ron Kovic, John Steinbeck, J.G. Ballard, Gore Vidal, Stephen King, Donna Tartt, Chuck Palahniuk, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Irvine Welsh, Tom Clancy, Truman Capote, Carlos Fuentes, Hunter S. Thompson, Vladimir Nabokov, Jodi Picoult, Mark Boal, Bret Easton Ellis, T.C. Boyle, James Ellroy, Robert Stone and Ethan Coen.

About Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Playboy is one of the most recognized and popular consumer brands in the world. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a media and lifestyle company that markets the brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. The company publishes Playboy magazine in the United States and abroad and creates content for distribution via television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio. Through licensing agreements, the Playboy brand appears on a wide range of consumer products in more than 150 countries as well as retail stores and entertainment venues.  For more information about Playboy Enterprises, please visit www.playboyenterprises.com.

SOURCE Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

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