Alan Partridge to write memoirs

...well, with Coogan, Iannucci and others

Steve Coogan is writing Alan Partridge’s memoirs, to be released this autumn.

The character famously couldn’t shift any copies of his book Bouncing Back in the TV series I’m Alan Partridge – but HarperCollins will be hoping this real release is a bigger hit.

Coogan will write the book with Partridge co-creator Armando Iannucci, and comedy writers Rob and Neil Gibbons – who also worked on the recent Mid Morning Matters web series.

The book, I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan, will be published on October 13, the Bookseller reports, which will coincide with the first TV transmission of Mid Morning Matters. The long-awaited Partridge film is also due out next year,

Anna Valentine from HarperColllins said the book was a ‘refreshing antidote to the inevitable raft of showbiz memoirs coming this autumn.

She added: ‘This is a real coup for HarperCollins . . . The book promises to be everything that Alan Partridge fans have been waiting for, offering Alan's utterly hilarious outlook on his life and career so far.’

Published: 27 May 2011

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