HarperCollins will publish singer Andrea Corr’s "compelling and honest" memoir later this year.
Eoin McHugh, publishing director, HarperCollins in Ireland, acquired world rights to Barefoot Pilgrimage from Corr and her management. The book will be published in October 2019.
Barefoot Pilgrimage is a "compelling and honest memoir – in part, an exercise in coming to terms with and making sense of life and mortality following the loss of a beloved father; in part, a reflection on an unlikely journey with her siblings through the music industry; in part, a meditation on family, on music, and on creativity; and, in part, a shout-out for love and for hope," said HarperCollins. "Illustrated with personal photographs and with original poems interspersed throughout the text, this is a very personal – at times very funny, at times deeply moving – book from an iconic figure in popular music."
As the lead singer of The Corrs, Corr, from Dundalk on the east coast of Ireland, achieved global success with her three elder siblings. As an actor, she has played parts on the screen and the stage. She lives in London with her husband and two children. Barefoot Pilgrimage is her first book.
Corr said: "I am delighted to be publishing a book with HarperCollins and thank them for believing in me, a novice in this book world, with my memoir Barefoot Pilgrimage."
McHugh said: "It’s really wonderful to have the opportunity to publish Andrea’s very special memoir – a labour of love which tells a compelling story about family and music, about loss, and about creativity."