S&S to publish Morley on Bowie

S&S to publish Morley on Bowie

Simon and Schuster will publish a "unique and personal biographical critique" of the late David Bowie by the arts and music commentator Paul Morley.

Morley is a fan of Bowie’s work across 40 years and was one of the curating team for the Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition "David Bowie Is...".

The Age of Bowie is promised to "capture the greatest moments of Bowie’s career; from the recording studio with the likes of Brian Eno and Tony Visconti; to iconic live performances from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with rock luminaries John Lennon, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop", plus discuss in detail his "much-heralded and critically-acclaimed" comeback with the release of Black Star just before his death.

Morley said: "On the day it was announced that David Bowie had died, before there was any time to think, I was asked a hundred times what I thought. What I really thought was that it would take a book to help fully process what Bowie meant to me, to music and popular culture, and to the world out there that changed because of him. Then I thought, I need to write that book."

Iain MacGregor, publishing director for non-fiction at Simon & Schuster, acquired world rights (all languages) from David Godwin Associates.

S&S will publish the book globally later this year with Gallery Books releasing it in the US simultaneously.