Transworld has acquired world rights to comedian Romesh Ranganathan’s as-yet-untitled first memoir.
Henry Vines, commissioning editor at Transworld, acquired the rights from Flo Collins at Off the Kerb.
Ranganathan, a former mathematics teacher, is currently on the road with a 133-date stand-up tour, and has appeared on TV and radio shows such as "Live at the Apollo", "Mock the Week" and "Have I Got News For You".
His 2015 BBC series "Asian Provocateur," in which Ranganathan travelled to Sri Lanka to explore his ancestral heritage, has just ben re-comissioned, and currently sees him nominated for a BAFTA for best entertainment performance.
Vines said of the deal: “Romesh is a fantastic entertainer and a natural storyteller. We are all thrilled to be publishing his smart, insightful and extremely funny book, which captures all of the warmth and humour of his stand-up and the hugely entertaining family dynamics that made 'Asian Provocateur' such a hit.”
Ranganathan added: “I am absolutely delighted to be writing this book. I love the team at Transworld, and I hope to complete the project before my inevitable profile decline and humiliating return to teaching.”
The publication date for the new memoir will be announced soon.