Nine Eight Books, the music imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired the debut book by acclaimed writer and broadcaster Kate Mossman.
Pete Selby, publishing director, acquired world rights from Charlie Viney at The Viney Agency.
Starting her career at The Word magazine in 2008 where she was reviews editor working alongside Mark Ellen and David Hepworth, Mossman has written for numerous publications such as The Guardian and The Times, and her broadcast career has seen her work for Sky Arts and across BBC radio and television.
Most notably in 2015 and 2016, Mossman wrote and presented the BBC 4 documentaries When Pop Ruled My Life and Girl In A Band; and in 2016, her series Don’t You Forget About Me: The Women Who Wrote Rock was broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Mossman is currently senior writer at the New Statesman where she has written critically acclaimed profiles on some of the biggest names in rock and pop.
Pete Selby, publishing director at Nine Eight Books said: “Kate is, very simply, one of this country’s greatest writers on music and the arts. With her observational profiles for the New Statesman, she is operating at such a high creative level it often looks like a magic trick – the results are astonishing, and you’re often left in awe at how she does it. I’ve been a huge admirer of her writing since she first took The Word magazine by storm in 2008, so to welcome her to the Nine Eight family is an absolute honour”
Kate Mossman said: “I can’t imagine being in better hands for my first book than with Nine Eight – Pete has a crackling enthusiasm for music, and all the ways in which music can be written about. I know that it will be a creative experience from start to finish: what better way than to be working with someone who lives and breathes this stuff, and sitting amid so many good names”
Kate Mossman’s debut book will publish in hardback, audio and eBook in 2024, with further details to be announced.