Van Morrison is to release a book of his lyrics, Lit Up Inside, on October 2.
The 230 page book, published by Faber & Faber, will be available in three different editions: a Deluxe Edition (50 copies available; £500); a Limited Edition (250 copies; £150); and a standard hardback, priced £14.99.
In a statement on his website, Morrison said “The lyrics in this book span 50 years of writing and as such are representative of my creative journey.”
The introduction is by Dr. Eamonn Hughes, of Queen’s University Belfast, while poet David Meltzer provides a Foreward.
You can find more details about the book here.
Van Morrison will also make an appearance on November 17 at London’s Lyric Theatre, where he will be reading, discussing and performing his works. He will be joined throughout the evening by a number of British and Irish writers and poets, including Edna O’Brien, Michael Longley, Ian Rankin and Eamonn Hughes.
You can find more details about tickets for the Lyric Theatre appearance here.