Former Australia cricketer and celebrated leg-spin bowler Shane Warne is publishing his autobiography with Ebury Press in tandem with Penguin Random House Australia this autumn. The book, due for release on 4th October this year, is entitled No Spin.
Billed by PRH as "uncompromising and compelling" and "the last word on Shane Warne’s extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch", the book promises to tell "the true story behind the headlines" of the sportsman widely regarded as one of the best bowlers in the history of the game.
Announcing the book on Twitter on Friday (1st June), Warne told fans "the time hasn’t felt right to release my life story - until now". He added: "It’s a brutally honest account of my journey in my own words".
Andrew Goodfellow, deputy publisher at Ebury, predicted No Spin would be "the most read cricketing autobiography in years".
"Despite all the pain he’s inflicted on us over the years Shane Warne is still one of the most admired and celebrated cricketers to a British audience. You simply can’t imagine the game without his unique contributions," said Goodfellow. "I think his insight, no-nonsense honesty and strength of voice will make this the most read cricketing autobiography in years. At Ebury we are all very excited and honoured to be publishing such a legend."
PRH Australia publisher, Alison Urquhart, added: "We are so thrilled to be working with Shane on his long awaited, warts-and-all autobiography. A feared player, fearless commentator, larrikin and Australian National Treasure, this is going to be one of the biggest autobiographies in a very long time."