Woody Allen memoir Apropos of Nothing released despite outcry after finding new publisher

Book was previously dropped by Hachette

Clémence Michallon
Monday 23 March 2020 14:57
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Woody Allen’s memoir is being released after finding a new publisher.

Apropos of Nothing was previously dropped by Hachette following widespread criticism over allegations that Allen abused his daughter Dylan Farrow when she was a child. Allen has denied any misconduct.

The director’s memoir is now being published by Arcade Publishing this Monday.

“The book is a candid and comprehensive personal account by Woody Allen of his life,” Arcade announced, “ranging from his childhood in Brooklyn through his acclaimed career in film, theatre, television, print and stand-up comedy, as well as exploring his relationships with family and friends.”

Apropos of Nothing is being released nationwide in the US. Arcade Publishing holds world rights for the book.

The release comes at a time of upheaval for the publishing world, with the coronavirus pandemic derailing planned book launches and closing down bookstores.

Hachette cancelled the release of Apropos of Nothing earlier this month.

The move followed a walkout by Hachette employees as well as public criticism from Dylan Farrow and her brother Ronan.

Author Stephen King had, in turned, criticised Hachette’s decision to cancel the release, while Allen’s French publisher had pledged to carry on with the publication if possible.

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