4th July 2019

Blink acquires new Eminem biography

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Blink acquires new Eminem biography

Oliver Holden-Rea, senior editor for adult non-fiction at Bonnier Books UK, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Lisa Gallagher at DeFiore and Co. in New York.

Not Afraid: The Evolution of Eminem is written by Anthony Bozza, a New York City-based writer and journalist. Anthony has been given unprecedented access to Eminem to write the biography, which covers the past 15-years of Eminem’s life and career. The book will be published under Bonnier Books UK imprint Blink in October 2019.

“Eminem normally doesn’t talk about his life outside of his music, so we are very proud to be publishing the quintessential book on arguably the greatest rapper of all time.”

Oliver Holden-Rea, Bonnier Books UK

Following his international bestseller, Whatever You Say I Am, Anthony’s second book on Eminem will cover some of the most fascinating parts of the rapper’s career — the time he spent out of the public eye, his battle with addiction, his re-emergence onto the music scene, his personal life, his political views and his triumphant return to the top. With unprecedented access and building on decades of research, Anthony’s book will be an intimate portrait of an incredibly private man and an essential gift for millions of Eminem fans worldwide.

Oliver Holden-Rea, senior editor for adult non-fiction at Bonnier Books UK, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Anthony to Blink. He is a brilliant writer and has worked closely with some of world’s biggest artists, powerfully weaving together their music with the events that inspired them. Eminem normally doesn’t talk about his life outside of his music, so we are very proud to be publishing the quintessential book on arguably the greatest rapper of all time.”

Not Afraid: The Evolution of Eminem will also be publishing in North America and Canada in Autumn 2019 with DaCapo / Hachette.

About Anthony Bozza

Anthony Bozza is a New York City-based author and journalist. He has written extensively for Rolling Stone and other publications. He is also the author of many bestselling books including Whatever You Say I Am: The Life & Times of Eminem (2003), Slash and Artie Lange.

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