News 2 August 2020

Stormzy is reportedly in talks to write a series of books for children about diversity

2 August 2020

Stormzy is one of the UK’s most prolific artists and public figures and according to reports, the Croydon hailing artist is set to add children’s book author to his CV.

According to The Sun newspaper, Stormzy is in talks to release a series of books aimed at children that will explore diversity.

According to a source as reported by the tabloid, an insider said, “Stormzy has a mass audience base, with a large demographic. Publishers feel his messaging on equality, race and social injustices would be good to translate into a series of children’s books.”

“They have started conversations with his team, and ideas are still being bounced around. The lucrative deal would see him work with a ghostwriter and illustrator, but be heavily involved. One of the suggested working formats would be for Stormzy to write a chapter then the ghostwriter to do the next.”

This new series of books would follow the release of Stormzy’s autobiography Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far which he co-wrote with Jude Yawson.

As well as celebrating a recent birthday, the artist was also nominated for the Mercury Prize in the last few weeks.

Stay tuned to GRM Daily for more Stormzy news. In the meantime, watch him help to paint a well-deserving teen’s room.