Serpent's Tail goes 2-tone with Black

<p>Serpent&#39;s Tail has acquired the rights to the memoir of singer and actress Pauline Black.<br /><br />Oli Munson of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency sold world English language rights to <em>Black by Design </em>to Pete Ayrton, publisher, and John Williams, editor at Serpent&rsquo;s Tail. It will be published in late summer 2011. </p><p>Black was the lead singer of ska band The Selecter. After the group split in 1982, Black developed an acting career in television and theatre, appearing in dramas such as The Vice, The Bill, Hearts and Minds and 2000 Acres of Sky. </p><p>Ayrton said Black&#39;s book would be a &quot;wonderful addition&quot; to the list. Among other recent music titles Serpent&#39;s Tail has publshed Jah Wobble&#39;s autobiography <em>Memoirs of a Geezer</em>. </p><p>Ayrton added: &quot;A 2-tone memoir, a women&#39;s insider account of the music business and a story of growing up as a black child in a white family, <em>Black by Design</em> is brilliant in many varied ways.&quot;<br /><br />Black said: &quot;I believe that Black by Design has found the perfect home at Serpent&#39;s Tail. I have long admired their maverick commitment to new voices and in particular the diversity and breadth of their catalogue... It is an enormous thrill to be on such a list.&quot;</p>