Anjelica Huston memoir to Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster UK will publish the memoir of Prizzi's Honour actress Anjelica Huston next year after buying her autobiography. S&S UK bought UK and Commonwealth rights including Australia from Cathryn Summerhayes in the William Morris Endeavour London office. Summerhayes was acting on behalf of Bill Clegg, who sold it to Nan Graham, Scribner editor in chief and S&S senior vice-president, in the United States.

Written by Huston herself, the memoir will chart her life, including childhood in Ireland and London, her relationship with her father, the director John Huston, her colourful years with Jack Nicholson, as well as her appearances in the likes of Prizzi's Honour, for which she won an Oscar, and The Grifters.

Publishing director Suzanne Baboneau said: "We are thrilled and proud to be the UK publishers of Anjelica Huston's remarkable memoir. Her upbringing in Ireland and in London will be especially resonant in our market. She is an utterly beautiful and graceful writer; this will be a magnificent book for S&S UK to publish with Scribner in 2013."

Graham said: "We read the pages from Anjelica Huston with such admiration and exuberance. She is a writer. Her voice, her language, her sentences, her eccentric childhood are mesmerizing. This is a literary memoir as well as the story of a formidable actress and fascinating woman."

Huston said: "My father once said that interest was the most important thing in the world, and he wasn’t talking about money, but rather the infinite possibilities and choices and patterns we all have in life,” said Ms. Huston. “In this book, I want to look back at the landscapes that formed me—the exceptional highs and lows I have experienced. I am delighted to be working with Nan Graham and Susan Moldow at Scribner."