What happens when you keep talking about a book that everyone seems to love — but no one else seems to remember? Is there a way to make money from that situation? Those are the questions at the heart of All My Colors, the new novel from Veep writer David Quantick.

Described by the publisher as “the intersection of Richard Bachman, Charlie Kaufman and Franz Kafka,” All My Colors tells the story of Todd Milstead, a wannabe writer and confirmed jerk with one particular party trick: His eidetic memory means that he can quote anything he’s ever read perfectly, including one book — All My Colors — that no one else has ever heard of. When he decides to try to make his fortune by “writing” the book under his own name, that’s where his troubles really begin, and it’s not only Todd who will pay the price.

Outside of his Emmy-winning work on HBO’s Veep, Quantick has had a fascinating career. A former NME critic and journalist, he has written widely for British television and radio, including a long-running collaboration with Chris Morris on On the Hour, The Day Today, Brass Eye and Jam. With writing partner Jane Bussman, Quantick created Junkies in 2000, which was one of the first television shows specifically made for online distribution, and he has penned biographies of Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and Chris Rock, as well as writing the manuals How to Write Everything and How to Be a Writer and the 2014 comic book That’s Because You’re a Robot for Image Comics.

All My Colors is set to be released April 16, 2019, by Titan Books.