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Sphere to publish Kevin Pietersen autobiography

Acquisition announcement

Little, Brown is delighted to announce the acquisition of Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography, which will be published in October 2014.

Kevin was dropped from the England squad in February of this year, seemingly calling time on an international career that began nearly ten years earlier. The decision puzzled many observers – although the England team had failed miserably in the Ashes tour of 2013-14, Kevin was the tourists’ leading run scorer across the series, and he remains the country’s highest run scorer of all time across all formats of the game.

This autumn Kevin will reveal all in his autobiography, telling the stories behind the many other highs and lows of his incredible career. Giving readers the full story of his life, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket, this will be an autobiography that entertains and fascinates readers in equal measure.

Adam Strange, publishing director for the Sphere non-fiction list at Little, Brown acquired world rights in the as yet untitled book from Adam Wheatley at Mission Sports Management. He says:

‘I doubt anyone would dispute that KP is one of the most captivating cricketers ever to have played for England. So I’m delighted that readers are finally going to be able to experience his life from his perspective – both on the pitch and off it.’

Kevin Pietersen says:

‘I’m really excited about the book. So much has been written about my cricketing life and I’m delighted that I now have the chance to tell my own story.’

Please note that Kevin Pietersen is not available for interview or comment ahead of October. 

For further information about Kevin Pietersen, visit: http://www.kevinpietersen.com/about/about-kevin

For interview requests around publication, please contact Tamsin Kitson at Little, Brown on tamsin.kitson@littlebrown.co.uk.

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