Albert Bonniers Förlag will publish the authorised biography of Avicii in 2020, which the Swedish publisher says will be an “honest portrait” of the Swedish DJ.
The award-winning musician Tim Bergling, known professionally as Avicii, died on 20th April 2018, aged 28.
A year on from his death, which shocked the music industry, Avicii AB in cooperation with Salomonsson Agency has granted Albert Bonniers Förlag Swedish language rights to the authorised biography of the songwriter, with Salomonsson Agency handling international rights today.
The book is expected to be published in 2020 and the proceeds will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation and its work to support the prevention of among else mental health problems and suicide.
The book will be written by the journalist Måns Mosesson, who has a background in documentary production at Swedish national radio broadcaster Sveriges Radio, and currently works as feature reporter at Dagens Nyheter.
He said: “It is an incredible honour to have been given the confidence to tell the story of Tim’s life. I want to write about a musical visionary whose sense of melody made him beloved all over the world. At the same time, I want it to be an honest portrait that doesn’t shy away from the difficulties that Tim experienced, and that I believe many of his generation will recognise.”