New Blake Biography to Watkins

New Blake Biography to Watkins

Watkins Publishing has signed a new title on artist and poet William Blake by biographer Tobias Churton.

The publisher bought rights to a new biography in a deal with Fiona Spencer Thomas at Spencer Thomas Associates.

Churton, who has previously written a biography of Aleister Crowley, has been researching Blake for 34 years and previously produced documentaries about him. His focus will be on the esoteric, and the book is described as containing "controversial" new material for Blake experts to discover.

James Spackman, m.d. of Watkins, said: "This is a fascinating and much needed new perspective on a figure of massive cultural significance. Blake's unique spirituality is central to his enduring appeal for modern readers and art lovers."