Alfred A. Knopf Canada announces a memoir from beloved Canadian entertainer Anne Murray



    TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Alfred A. Knopf Canada is proud to announce that
it is the acquiring Canadian publisher for a memoir from music icon Anne
Murray. The book, tentatively titled All of Me, is scheduled for publication
in the Fall of 2009.
    "We are thrilled to be publishing what is sure to be one of the most
sought after memoirs of 2009. We all grew up with Anne Murray. She is one of
Canada's most enduring music legends - and a beloved, admired figure well
beyond the music field," says Michael Schellenberg, Knopf Canada's Associate
Publisher and acquiring editor of the book. "She has legions of fans who are
going to want to find out what the somewhat private performer has to say about
her career and the challenges she has met being in the public eye for over
four decades. As a great entertainer, she has taken on the writing of her
memoirs with the same vitality and professionalism that she brings to her
work. This will be a major book for fall 2009."
    "After being on tour for most of my adult life, the time was right to
stop and reflect. The years pass so quickly when you're on the road, trying to
raise a family, going into the studio and dealing with all the other pressures
that come with the business. Besides," Murray said with a chuckle, "I thought
it was important to do this memoir, while I can still remember things!"
    From her humble beginnings in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Anne Murray has
sold more than 50 million albums in a distinguished career that spans four
decades and includes four Grammy awards, three American Music Awards, three
Canadian Country Music Association Awards and twenty-four Juno Awards. She has
been making music since the late 1960s, and the story of her rise to
international success mirrors the story of the Canadian music industry. As one
of the few Canadian megastars of that era, she prides herself for having
remained in Canada.
    Quite simply, Anne Murray is a Canadian icon, a Companion of the Order of
Canada, and is synonymous with our country.
    The book will be written alongside Michael Posner (the author of 4
non-fiction books including The Last Honest Man, a biography on Mordecai
Richler). Arnold Gosewich, Murray's literary agent and Anne Murray's manager
Bruce Allen completed the deal.




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