Stormzy’s debut book drops today !
The autobiographical ‘Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far’ is the first release from the rapper’s historic partnership with Penguin Random
House, which seeks to provide an outlet for diverse young writers to get their works published.
The book – co-written by and edited by Jude Yawson – is released today in hardback, audiobook and eBook, and marks another chapter in the remarkable rise of Thornton Heath’s finest.
“We’ve created #Merky Books for many reasons, the first simply for it to be a reference point for talented young writers to say “I can be an author” and for that to be a feasible and realistic achievement and not something in the distance. We hope this imprint will instil belief and ambition in young writers, making publishing seem less prohibitive and making the dream of being a published author a reality.”
— BBC Radio 1Xtra (@1Xtra) October 30, 2018