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Prince autobiography set for publication in October

By | Published on Wednesday 24 April 2019


The memoir Prince was working on before his death in 2016 is set to be published in October this year. Titled ‘The Beautiful Ones’, what had been completed before Prince’s death will be bolstered with photos and other things the musician had previously written.

Prince announced that he was writing his autobiography weeks before he died. Last year, literary agent Esther Newberg revealed that there were plans to publish what he managed to complete – amounting to about 50 handwritten pages.

The book will be split into four parts. The first is the memoir itself, in which he focusses on his childhood. The second part will cover Prince’s early life as a musician, through writing and photos from before his debut album was released.

Part three will be a collection of images from across his career. Finally, the fourth section will be the original handwritten treatment for his film ‘Purple Rain’.

‘The Beautiful Ones’ is set to be published through Penguin Random House on 29 Oct.