Transworld Publishers are thrilled to announce the acquisition of the autobiography of New Order’s lead singer Bernard Sumner, to be published in autumn 2014.An integral part of the Manchester music scene from the late 70s to the present day, founding member and guitarist of Joy Division, Sumner has been notorious for his reticence – until now…
The book will include fascinating insights into Sumner’s childhood, the formation of Joy Division with Ian Curtis, his relationship with Peter Hook and the inspiration for the classic ‘Blue Monday’.
Doug Young at Transworld bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including serial, at auction from Kevin Conroy Scott at Tibor Jones on behalf of Prime Management. The book is to be published in autumn 2014.
Bernard Sumner says:
“Joy Division and New Order have both left quite a legacy but up until now I’ve been happy to let the music speak for itself. Somehow it feels like the right time to give my personal perspective both on my own life story and the many bands I’ve been in. I’m very excited to be working with Transworld on this book and to be published by the same company as the guy who gave us our first break, John Peel, as well as our former label mate Shaun Ryder.”