Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch to Publish his Debut Book
Stuart Murdoch’s novel is titled 'Nobody’s Empire'
Belle & Sebastian’s frontman, Stuart Murdoch is all set to publish his debut book. The publishing date is set for September 2024.
According to reports, it is a part memoir and part fiction, and is set in Glasgow and California in the early 1990s and follows a character searching for “a new-world reinvention” after his hospitalization with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Murdoch, who composed and directed the 2012 movie God Help the Girl, said in a statement reported by The Bookseller, “I drifted into writing Nobody’s Empire. It felt like the right time to tell this story in long-form, even though I have been singing about it for years. I imagined I was writing it for the [myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome] community and as the book went on it became more important to me, gaining a life of its own. I needed it as much as it needed me and I leant heavily on it for solace. Therefore, when it was picked up by Faber for publication, I was elated and very relieved. Hopefully, this is the start of a beautiful relationship!”
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