Pan Macmillan has bought J Randy Taraborrelli’s new biography of Beyoncé.
Editorial director Ingrid Connell acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Dorie Simmonds of the Dorie Simmonds Agency Ltd on behalf of Grand Central Publishing.
Connell said: “J Randy’s books are always insightful, superbly researched and brilliantly entertaining and there could be no better subject for his talents than Beyoncé.” The book will include “exclusive interviews with people who have played pivotal roles in Beyoncé’s life and career”.
Taraborrelli is the author of 14 biographies, including Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness (Pan Books).
He said: “I can't think of a more intriguing subject than Beyoncé. In terms of research, there’s no road map to follow since this is the first major biography. Therefore, we're breaking new ground with every chapter. From Destiny's Child to solo superstardom to her marriage to Jay Z, Beyoncé has lived a most incredible, inspiring life. I know my readers will enjoy her journey.”
Pan Macmillan will publish the book in autumn 2015.