Published March 10, 2017 by Katherine Cowdrey
Little, Brown has bought the autobiography of musician John Grant.
Grant, who used to front American indie band The Czars, rose to fame in 2010 with his debut solo album, “Queen of Denmark”. In the book, he will not only tell the story of his career but of his “extraordinary” life.
Editor-in-chief Antonia Hodgson acquired world rights at auction from Becky Thomas of Johnson & Alcock, on behalf of Showpony Management.
Grant said: “Flying in the face of all reason and good judgment, Little, Brown is giving me the opportunity to write a book about my experiences in life thus far. It is the tale of a lower-middle-class homosexual humanoid male musician, addict, chronically depressed language enthusiast and underachiever who, in spite of himself, is learning to enjoy life, make sense of relationships and become an adult. Perhaps this is the cure for insomnia you’ve been searching for.”
Hodgson said: “I’m a huge fan of John Grant’s music, but had no idea just how extraordinary his life has been. It is a story of family, alienation, masculinity, self-destruction, survival, the creative spirit – and told with such wit and honesty it moved everyone here who read the proposal. His voice on the page is just as unique and intimate as his music – you are drawn straight into his world. And what a large, compassionate, fascinating world it is.”
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