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.”