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30.09.11 | Graeme Neill
HarperCollins US has bought world rights to a memoir by Hole frontwoman and actress Courtney Love.
William Morrow deputy publisher Lynn Grady bought the rights from David Vigliano. HarperCollins UK non-fiction publisher, Carole Tonkinson, will publish the as-yet-untitled memoir in the UK and Commonwealth. A release date has yet to be confirmed.
Grady said: “Courtney is one of the most fascinating and provocative artists of our time, one of those rare performers who continues to reinvent herself time and again throughout the arc of her career. It’s time for the public to hear her tell her story, as she lived it.”
Love was the lead singer of grunge band Hole and was involved in a high profile relationship with Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. She also was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in "The People Vs Larry Flynt". The memoir will detail her childhood raised by hippies, her rock and film career, her relationship with Cobain and her own drug abuse and recovery.
The publisher said: "True to form, Love will hold nothing back in the telling of her life story, making this one of the most powerful, important, and most highly anticipated rock and roll memoirs of all time."