Little, Brown Book Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of Will Young's autobiography, set for publication by Sphere Books this autumn.
Antonia Hodgson, Editor-in-Chief of Little, Brown, acquired world rights from Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment.
Written in Will’s witty, frank and self-deprecating style, the book will be a full autobiography covering all the highlights and dramas of one of Britain’s best-loved stars.
As a recording artist Will Young has sold 9 million records worldwide. He has been rewarded with countless Brit and Ivor Novello nominations and awards. His eclectic career began in 2002 when he was the first winner of Pop Idol. His first solo number 1, ‘Evergreen’, was the best-selling single of the decade. He has sold out Wembley arena and performed to a TV audience of twenty-five million on American Idol. In 2011 Will celebrated ten years in music with an hour-long ITV special and released his fifth studio album, Echoes, which shot to number one. He accompanied the album with a sell-out tour of the UK including a concert at the legendary London Palladium.
Will was the subject of a South Bank Show Special and has also appeared on Question Time (twice). He is an established actor, having starred in Mrs Henderson Presents with Dame Judi Dench; he also appeared in Noel Coward’s The Vortex at the Royal Exchange Theatre, was cast in a lead role in hit TV series Bedlam, and guest-starred in an episode of Skins. More recently he was a co-producer for Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus.
For further information about Will please visit www.willyoung.co.uk
Will Young says: Writing this book has been surprisingly more fun and emotional for me than I would ever have thought. It often isn't until you look back on situations in life that you can see the real humanity, humour and madness of what was occurring… In equal measures!
Little, Brown are publishers of such range and depth, I knew that they would be the right publishing house for me, and the whole team is intelligent, supportive and great fun!
Antonia Hodgson says: ‘I’m very excited about Will’s memoir. He is a terrific storyteller and his writing voice is just as appealing as his beautiful singing voice: warm; emotionally honest and intimate. He’s also very, very funny. We can’t wait to publish in October.’
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