Ayn Rand, the Russian-born American novelist, is shown in Manhattan, N.Y., with the Grand Central Terminal building in background in 1962. Her novel Ideal will be published next year more than 80 years after she wrote it. AP hide caption toggle caption AP The Two-Way Ayn Rand's Novel 'Ideal' To Be Published Next Year December 4, 2014 Rand wrote Ideal as a novel in 1934, but didn't like it and set it aside. Later, she reworked it as a play. The New American Library says Ideal will be published in the form in which Rand intended it.