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  • June 30, 2007
    Keith Richards To Publish His Autobiography

    NEW YORK Michael Pietsch, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Keith Richards will write his highly anticipated autobiography for publication in Autumn 2010. James Fox, the author of White Mischief, is collaborating with Richards on a book that will recount one of the most eventful, influential, and closely watched lives of modern times. Richards was represented in the negotiations by his manager Jane Rose and literary agent Ed Victor. Keith Richards is a guitarist, songwriter, singer and a founding member of The Rolling Stones. With songwriting partner and Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger, he has written and recorded some of the most enduring songs of our times, including “Satisfaction,” “Jumpin’Jack Flash,” and “Start Me Up.” Richards selected James Fox as co-author based on his admiration of Fox’s 1982 book White Mischief, an account of the unsolved murder of the 22nd Lord Erroll in Kenya in 1941.


    “Keith Richards has stood cool at the center of the hurricane for nearly fifty years,” said Pietsch. “His story, in his own words—the band, the songs, the tours, the life—will be the most eagerly awaited book ever to come out of the hallowed halls of rock and roll.”


    Little, Brown acquired world English language rights together with Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the United Kingdom, and the editions will be published simultaneously. Little, Brown and Weidenfeld & Nicolson are divisions of Hachette Livre. Pietsch will edit the book and publish it in collaboration with Alan Samson, Publisher of Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

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NEW YORK Michael Pietsch, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Keith Richards will write his highly anticipated autobiography for publication in Autumn 2010. James Fox, the author of White Mischief, is collaborating with Richards on a book that will recount one of the most eventful, influential, and closely watched lives of modern times. Richards was represented in the negotiations by his manager Jane Rose and literary agent Ed Victor. Keith Richards is a guitarist, songwriter, singer and a founding member of The Rolling Stones. With songwriting partner and Stones lead vocalist Mick Jagger, he has written and recorded some of the most enduring songs of our times, including “Satisfaction,” “Jumpin’Jack Flash,” and “Start Me Up.” Richards selected James Fox as co-author based on his admiration of Fox’s 1982 book White Mischief, an account of the unsolved murder of the 22nd Lord Erroll in Kenya in 1941.


“Keith Richards has stood cool at the center of the hurricane for nearly fifty years,” said Pietsch. “His story, in his own words—the band, the songs, the tours, the life—will be the most eagerly awaited book ever to come out of the hallowed halls of rock and roll.”


Little, Brown acquired world English language rights together with Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the United Kingdom, and the editions will be published simultaneously. Little, Brown and Weidenfeld & Nicolson are divisions of Hachette Livre. Pietsch will edit the book and publish it in collaboration with Alan Samson, Publisher of Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

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