Editorial Director Tom Avery acquired world rights directly from the author, with Tom commenting "like most of the country, I’ve been a fan of Stormzy’s for a very long time. He is not only an exceptionally talented and dedicated musician, but also an artist who is shaping British culture. Rise Up explores a remarkable ascent and the lessons learned along the way, and #Merky Books will look to the future, establishing a platform and a home for new writing that matters."
Future #Merky Books initiatives include an open submission competition to find new works of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, and a paid internship.
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