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Allen & Unwin UK to publish ANNA

21st March 2022

Allen & Unwin UK have acquired UK and Commonwealth (ex-Canada) rights to Amy Odell’s biography of Anna Wintour from Paul O’Halloran at Gallery Books/S&S. Anna: The Biography will be published in hardback, export trade paperback and e-book 5th May 2022, while audio rights have been sold to WF Howes.

Based on extensive interviews with Anna Wintour’s closest friends and collaborators, including some of the biggest names in fashion, journalist Amy Odell has crafted the most revealing portrait of Wintour ever published. Weaving Anna’s personal story into a larger narrative about the hierarchical dynamics of the fashion industry and the complex world of Condé Nast, Anna charts the relentless ambition of the woman who would become an icon.

Amy Odell is a fashion and culture journalist. Her work has appeared in New York magazine, The Economist’s 1843, Bloomberg Businessweek and numerous other publications. She is also the author of Tales from the Back Row.

Amy Odell says:

‘After a long and challenging reporting and writing process, I’m thrilled that Allen & Unwin will bring this book to an even wider global audience.’

Clare Drysdale, group associate publisher of Atlantic Books, says:

‘Amy Odell has written a scrupulous and extremely fair account of an underexamined icon, arguably the most powerful woman in media. This is a book which will thrill any Vogue reader and admirers and detractors alike of the fascinating Anna Wintour.’

Anna: The Biography