Singer-songwriter Tori Amos has signed a deal with Hodder & Stoughton for Resistance, her call to action in troubled political times.
Non-fiction publisher Briony Gowlett acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster US. Rakesh Satyal, senior editor at Atria, acquired world English rights from CAA and Amos’ longtime manager John Witherspoon at the Galactic Music Group.
Resistance: A songwriter’s story of hope, change and courage will be published on Thursday 5th May 2020. The book charts Amos’ journey from playing piano as a teenager for the politically powerful at hotel bars in Washington, through her time as a hungry artist in LA to the subsequent three decades of her multi-platinum music career.
Hodder said: “In this new, timely book Amos teaches us to engage with intention in this tumultuous global climate and speaks directly to supporters of #MeToo and #TimesUp, as well as young people fighting for their rights and visibility in the world. Filled with compassionate guidance and actionable advice – and using some of the most powerful, political songs in Amos’ canon – this book is for readers determined to steer the world back in the right direction.”
Gowlett added: “In such an exciting time for music writing I am delighted that we will be publishing Resistance on the Hodder non-fiction list, a book which skilfully brings together activism, politics and art.”