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He’s In Fashion: Brett Anderson of Suede signs deal to publish memoir


Suede frontman Brett Anderson is releasing a memoir next spring.

According to the NME, the book is titled either Cold Black Mornings or Coal Black Mornings — there are conflicting reports, apparently — and will be published by Little, Brown & Company. The book deal was announced this week, with Little, Brown stating that the writing is “as sharp as [Anderson’s] cheekbones”.

The memoir is expected to touch on many things, from Suede kickstarting the Britpop revolution in the early ’90s to his relationship with former bandmate Justine Frischmann, who went on to form Elastica and date Blur’s Damon Albarn.


“This is a memoir which is so very good we would have wanted to publish it, whoever the author,” says publisher Richard Beswick, via the NME. “The fact that it is by the founder of an internationally successful band of course adds to the attraction. But fundamentally it is a classic memoir, which can stand alongside books like This Boy’s Life and Alan Johnson’s memoirs, as well as music books such as those by Mark Oliver Everett and Tracey Thorn.”

In the early 2000s, David Barnett published an official Suede biography called Love & Poison, which was then updated and re-issued 10 years later, and you can read our exclusive interview with the writer here.