September 8, 2013 10:33

Kim Gordon to publish memoir and book of essays

Former Sonic Youth member is also set to appear in US TV show Girls

Kim Gordon to publish memoir and book of essays
Kim Gordon has reportedly begun on an autobiography - one of two books she will have published in the near future, reports The New York Times.

Set to be titled Girl In A Band and published by HarperCollins, it will "chronicle her choice to leave Los Angeles in the early ’80s for the post-punk scene in New York City, where she formed Sonic Youth". Gordon was a member of the iconic group from their foundation in 1981 until 2011, when the band went on hiatus after her separation from bandmate and husband Thurston Moore. She has since formed a new band, Body/Head, with Vampire Belt member Bill Nace.

Another book due to be released by Sternberg Press will collate essays the musician wrote for art and culture magazines in the 1980s. Meanwhile, Gordon is also exhibiting a retrospective of her own visual art at New York gallery White Columns. The exhibition features her work from 1980 right through to 2013 and, according to the gallery's own website, "a new limited-edition vinyl solo recording by Kim Gordon will accompany the exhibition, and a publication anthologising Gordon’s activities as an artist will follow in the fall."

It was also recently reported that the former Sonic Youth member would make an appearance in the third series of Lena Dunham's hit US TV series Girls. In an interview with Slate, Gordon was asked if she knew the creator of the show and replied: "I'm actually on an episode [of Girls] next season." When asked if she knew Dunham's parents from their involvement in New York's art scene, she clarified: "Not really. I've just met her mom casually. But Jenni [Konner] I know, her executive producer." It is not known yet what role Gordon will play on the show, or when the episode will air.

Season three of Girls is set to premiere on HBO in early 2014. Created, directed and written by Dunham, the show has been a major hit since it debuted last year (2012) and took home two prizes at this January's Golden Globe Awards: 'Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical' and 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series' - Comedy or Musical' for Dunham.

Body/Head are set to release their debut album 'Coming Apart' tomorrow (September 9) on the Matador label.

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