Beta
X

10May

Bono to release memoir about ‘the people, places and possibilities’ of his life

Surrender, which will ‘draw in detail’ what he had previously only sketched in songs, will contain 40 chapters, each named after a U2 song, and include 40 original drawings by the singer

The first memoir by Bono will be released this year, publisher Penguin Random House has announced.

While the U2 frontman’s career has been written about extensively, this will mark the first time Bono has written about it himself. Titled Surrender, the autobiography will span the singer’s early days growing up in Dublin, including the sudden loss of his mother when he was 14, the success of U2 and his activist work fighting against Aids and poverty.

Surrender is due to be published on 1 November.

Continue reading...

Related

Deborah James’s second and final book tops Amazon chart ahead of publication

The columnist and podcaster’s How to Live When You Could Be Dead is out in August heads the bestsel...

Read More >

Dave Eggers offers to replace books a South Dakota school board wants to pulp

The writer calls the planned destruction of copies of five titles – by Bernardine Evaristo, Alison ...

Read More >

Short story writer Deesha Philyaw: ‘I wanted to challenge the church’s obsession with sex’

The author of the acclaimed The Secret Life of Church Ladies on the Black American Christian communi...

Read More >

Hay festival appoints Julie Finch as CEO after founder resigns over bullying claim

CEO-director of Compton Verney Art Gallery replaces Peter Florence after ‘an extensive nationwide r...

Read More >

Six ‘wonderfully diverse’ novels make the Women’s prize shortlist

Louise Erdrich, Elif Shafak and debut novelist Lisa Allen-Agostini are among the contenders offering...

Read More >

Matt Hancock to publish tell-all book on government’s handling of pandemic

The former health secretary will look back at how he and his fellow ministers handled the coronaviru...

Read More >