Headline will publish Two Hitlers and a Marilyn by Adam Andrusier in July 2021.
Fiona Crosby, senior commissioning editor at Headline, pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights from Jonny Geller and Viola Hayden at Curtis Brown.
Andrusier is a writer and professional autograph dealer who inspired Zadie Smith’s novel The Autograph Man. His memoir will tell the story of his teenage years growing up in a Jewish household in 1980s, and how his obsession with collecting autographs became a refuge from the chaos of his family.
Crosby said: "We’re so excited to be launching Adam’s publishing career at Headline with his sharp, witty debut, Two Hitlers and a Marilyn. This acutely well-observed portrait of family life against the backdrop of a lost age of celebrity culture brings something completely fresh to memoir writing."
Andrusier commented: "I’ve been so thrilled by Fiona Crosby’s enthusiastic response to my memoir. She got what I was trying to do right from the start. Fiona, and the rest of the team at Headline, have been incredibly supportive and engaged throughout. I couldn’t be in better hands."