Faber snatches 'gonzo' Goldie

Faber snatches 'gonzo' Goldie

Faber has signed a “gonzo” memoir from Goldie, one of the iconic figures of the 1990s jungle scene.

Lee Brackstone bought world rights to All Things Remembered for the Faber Social list.

Clifford Joseph Price’s stage name comes from "Goldielocks", an earlier nickname given to him during his B-boys days and subsequently shortened when he no longer wore dreadlocks. His book will span from his rough upbringing, to “the snowiest uplands of coke-crazed international celebrity”.

It promises to be “explosive [with] graffiti, gold teeth, sawn-off shotguns, car crashes, hot yoga, absent fatherhood— and redemption”.

Goldie, who was awarded an MBE for services to music and young people in 2016, said his memoir would cover “everything from the children’s homes to the Whispering Wheels roller-disco, to rolling with the graffiti kings of New York, to writing with David Bowie, to reinventing myself as the Dorian Gray of fucking breakbeat.”