Palazzo scoops Joan Baez biography

Palazzo scoops Joan Baez biography

Palazzo Editions will publish a new illustrated biography of folk singer Joan Baez by author Liz Thomson.

Joan Baez: The Last Leaf follows a worldwide farewell tour and marks the activist and singer-songwriter's 80th birthday in January 2021. Palazzo's Jo Rippon acquired world rights direct from the author. The book will be published in October 2020 in hardback and will be illustrated throughout. 

Author Thomson, who has interviewed Baez six times over the course of almost 40 years, said: “Joan Baez has always been much more than simply a musician. From the outset, humanitarian concerns were as important as her music. From civil rights to Vietnam and beyond, she has demonstrated steadfast physical and moral courage, not least in Sarajevo during the siege. The Last Leaf is a celebration of a timeless figure whose ground-breaking career stands at the crossroads of music and social activism.”