Michael Joseph acquires Tom Daley memoir

Michael Joseph acquires Tom Daley memoir

Michael Joseph has acquired world all language rights to an illustrated memoir by 16-year-old Olympic and Commonwealth diver Tom Daley.

Commissioning editor Daniel Bunyard made the deal with Jonathan Harris of Luxton Harris on behalf of Jamie Cunningham of Professional Sports Group.

Bunyard said: "Tom is one of the brightest talents in modern athletics and certain to be one of the central stars of London's Olympics in 2012.

"Featuring exclusive photography and published simultaneously as a hardback and enhanced e-book, I'm certain the book will offer fans of Tom a unique chance to get closer to him and understand the incredible pressures, challenges and fascinating experiences of a world-class Olympian. We're delighted to be publishing his first book."

Daley said: "I am delighted to be working with Michael Joseph on my first book. The aim was to develop a concept involving photography at its core. Photography is part of my A Levels but also a hobby away from diving. I am really looking forward to creating a fun but interesting memoir of my sport, life, family and build up to London 2012."

Daley started diving at the age of seven, and won two gold medals at the Commowealth Games in 2010. He represented Britain at the Bejing Olympics in 2008, and was the youngest competitor of any nationality to compete in a final.

Michael Joseph will publish the as-yet untitled memoir in spring 2012, before the Olympics begin in London.