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Leeds artist Damien Hirst pens autobiography

Damien Hirst with his work 'I Am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds 2006'.

Damien Hirst with his work 'I Am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds 2006'.

Controversial Leeds artist Damien Hirst has signed up Rolling Stone Keith Richards’ ghost-writer to work on his autobiography.

Speaking about the book, which is due to be published by Viking Penguin next year, Hirst said: “I’m really pleased to be working with Penguin on my autobiography. They [...] are not afraid of pushing the boundaries.”

Co-writer James Fox, who worked with Richards on Life, said: “This promises to be a fascinating story, as told with Hirst’s witty style and northern edge. As well as the well-known arc of the boy from Leeds who took on the art establishment, it will include a barely known first act - a black and hilarious account of Hirst’s youth, growing up in a semi-criminal, often violent milieu, while sharing with his friends an unlikely but binding passion for art.”

 
 
 

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