A new officially sanctioned Joy Division book is on the way. Set for release in Spring of 2019, the new book by former NME Journalist Jon Savage, who wrote the iconic book on Punk England’s Dreaming, comes with the blessing and contributions of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis’ widow, Deborah Curtis, along with his bandmates Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, and Bernard Sumner. plus Graphic Designer Peter Saville.
This extensive oral history of the iconic post-punk band is titled This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division – The Oral History, and will be released on March 7 2019 in the UK, with an North American release to follow on April 23rd via Faber & Faber.
The book follows Savage’s 2007 documentary on the band, and compiles three decades of interviews with key figures from Manchester band’s legacy.