More than 150 books have been published about Bob Dylan -- from bountiful biographies to accounts of recording sessions to interpretations of his music -- and more than 100 remain in print today. Two high-profile Dylan books have been published this year alone: Howard Sounes' biography Down the Highway and David Hadju's account of Dylan and Joan Baez's Sixties stint in New York City's Greenwich Village. But save Tarantula, a thirty-five-year-old collection of Dylan-penned poems, the reclusive songwriter has never put his story down on paper.
That is, until now. Simon and Schuster has inked a deal with Dylan to pen Chronicles, a multi-volume biography, the first volume of which may see publication next year.
For Dylan, the biography is the latest in a string of high-profile releases over the past year. A song he penned for the soundtrack to last year's Wonder Boys earned him a Golden Globe Award and his first ever Academy Award, both for Best Original Song. And six weeks ago he released "Love and Theft", his forty-third album, which remains in the Top Fifty with sales of 350,000 to date.
Dylan is currently on the road touring behind "Love and Theft".
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