Published Jan 19, 2011Bob Dylan's dense, metaphor-laden lyrics are legendary. It only makes sense, then, that the literary-minded songwriter has signed a six-book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster.
According to Crain's New York Business [via Rolling Stone], two of the books will be sequels to Dylan's 2004 autobiography Chronicles: Volume One. That previous career-spanning memoir focused on selected points from his lengthy career.
As for what the upcoming volumes will offer, Dylan told Rolling Stone back in 2006, "I think I can go back to the Blonde on Blonde album -- that's probably about as far back as I can go on the next book."
Dylan is also planning a book based on dialogue snippets from his Sirius XM radio show. It's unknown what the other three books will be about.
The singer's agent, Andrew Wylie, had been shopping these books around to publishers for several months. Simon & Schuster previously claimed to have rights to any Chronicles sequels, and the threat of a lawsuit apparently scared off other publishers. The details of the final deal are currently unknown, but Wylie had reportedly been seeking an eight-figure sum.