Canongate is to publish the memoir from comedian, screenwriter and actor Matt Lucas entitled Little Me: The A-Z of Matt Lucas, in autumn 2017.
Publisher Jenny Todd and chief executive Jamie Byng acquired world rights (including audio) to the title aat auction from Melanie Rockcliffe at Troika.
Lucas is perhaps best known for his work with David Walliams in the television show "Little Britain", as well as for his portrayals of the scorekeeping baby George Dawes in the comedy panel game "Shooting Stars" and both Tweedledum and Tweedledee in "Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland". He is also starring alongside Peter Capaldi in the next series of "Doctor Who" which will be broadcast in 2017.
Todd said: "Matt Lucas has an authentic and moving story to tell and is a gifted, funny, serious and truly original writer. We are enormously proud to be working with Matt and are confident that this is going to be one of the biggest books to be published in 2017."
Lucas added: "From my youth to 'Shooting Stars', 'Little Britain', 'Doctor Who' and beyond, I’ve decided its time to tell my story. ”