Boris Johnson has long labored to write a promised biography of William Shakespeare, but he is now focusing on his own life story.
According to Arabella Pike, publishing director at HarperCollins imprint William Collins, which bought the rights, the former British prime minister will pen a memoir “unlike any other.”
She stated, “I look forward to working with Boris Johnson as he writes his account of his time in office during some of the most significant events the United Kingdom has witnessed in recent memory.”
No date has been established for the publication of the memoir, nor has a sum been provided for the cash advance, which will certainly be substantial.
Johnson, 58, was evicted from 10 Downing Street in September, and his fans have been campaigning for his return despite the fact that he withdrew from a leadership challenge against Rishi Sunak in October.
Boris Johnson withdraws from the campaign to become prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Hodder & Stoughton, his rival publisher, hoped he would use his newly acquired leisure time to return to the Shakespeare novel.
Johnson has missed many deadlines since 2015, when he purportedly secured a hefty advance.