In 2016, Forbes Magazine named her one of their 30 under 30 in media and she was working on a book due to be published in 2020.


Do you think that the preposition "due" is necessary? Would it not be sufficient just: "… on a book to be published…"?

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    "Due to be" refers to something planned; "to be" alone refers to something destined, and often known after the event. I am due to be promoted on June 1st; John was a happy boy. He was to be unhappy in adulthood. Apr 20 '19 at 9:19

I think, you can omit "due" in this case but then you'll lose some extra meaning.

According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary :



: Expected at or planned for at a certain time.

with infinitive

 ‘talks are due to adjourn tomorrow’

When you use only the Infinitive after a noun, you just indicate its function or purpose.

Though in your sentence there is a future time indication (in 2020), so omitting "due" is not so essential.

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