Malorie Blackman this week revealed that she’ll be releasing her autobiography via Stormzy’s publishing imprint.

Scheduled for a 2022 release, the memoir will charter Blackman’s life from childhood as the daughter of Windrush generation parents to her experience as one of the UK’s most popular YA authors.

Rapper/Actor Stormzy has always credited Blackman as a major inspiration in his life. Blackman’s book series Noughts and Crosses is currently being adapted for TV by the BBC, in which Stormzy has a role.

#Merky Books which sits under the umbrella of Penguin Random House said of Blackman’s upcoming book – “It explores the books [that] have made her who she is, and the background to some the most beloved and powerful children’s stories of today.”

Former laureate Blackman herself said that she “couldn’t be more excited and delightedNot only will my autobiography be a full and frank account of my life journey as an authorit will also contain all the writer’s tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years.”


Head over to #Merky Books to get titles including Stormzy’s own book Rise Up, That Reminds Me by Derek Owusu and Taking Up Space by Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi.