Little, Brown has acquired the biography of the late Swedish DJ Avicii written by journalist Måns Mosesson.
Cath Burke, deputy managing director of Little, Brown Book Group and executive publisher of Sphere, acquired world English rights to Tim: The Official Biography of Avicii from Niclas Salomonsson at the Salomonsson Agency. Sphere in the UK and Mobius publishing in North America will publish on 16th November 2021. Swedish publisher Albert Bonniers Förlag will release the book in Sweden following a deal announced in 2019.
“Tim Bergling was a musical visionary who, through his sense for melodies, came to define the era when Swedish and European house music took over the world,” Little, Brown said. “But Tim Bergling was also an introverted and fragile young man who was forced to grow up at an inhumanly fast pace. After a series of emergencies resulting in hospital stays, he stopped touring in the summer of 2016. Barely two years later, he took his own life at the age of 28.”
“Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii is written by the award-winning journalist Måns Mosesson, who, through interviews with Tim’s family, friends and colleagues in the music business, has intimately gotten to know the star producer. The book paints an honest picture of Tim and his search in life, not shying from the difficulties that he struggled with.”
The blurb reads: “It’s almost impossible to grasp how big an impact Tim Bergling had, both on the music industry at large and on his fans all over the world. The author, Måns Mosesson, has travelled in Tim’s footsteps across the globe, from the streets of his childhood in Stockholm, to Miami, Ibiza and Los Angeles, in order to provide an in-depth and multifaceted picture of Tim’s life and works."
Mosesson is an award-winning investigative journalist with a background as a documentary producer and in-depth reporter.
The proceeds from the Swedish publication of Tim – The Authorised Biography of Avicii, by Albert Bonniers Förlag, will be donated in full to the Tim Bergling Foundation, which focuses on mental health issues and suicide.