Cosey Fanni Tutti announces new book

Cosey Fanni Tutti

Faber & Faber have signed the iconic artist and musician’s book, in which she likens herself to Delia Derbyshire and Margery Kempe.

Cosey Fanni Tutti has announced a new book with Faber & Faber. Following 2017’s Art, Sex, Music, which is currently being adapted into a film, the new book will see Fanni Tutti explore her struggles seeking freedom and fulfilment as a woman breaking the mould in the late twentieth century. The yet-to-be-titled book will also link Fanny Tutti’s narrative to the lives of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire and Margery Kempe, a 15th-century visionary mystic who is thought to have written the first autobiography in the English language, The Book of Margery Kempe.

Fanni Tutti says that what links the three is “a shared dogged determination to retain a sense of self within the societies of our time despite the challenges of being constantly undermined and pressured to accept our “place”, to play our “part”, she told The Bookseller.

The book is set for publication in spring 2022.