The lead singer of Pulp, Jarvis Cocker, is to become editor-at-large at book publisher Faber & Faber. From 2012, he will be responsible for commissioning new titles alongside editorial directors Lee Brackstone and Hannah Griffiths.
Cocker, who also has own music show on BBC Radio 6, is a man not afraid to make his opinions known. At the height of Pulp's popularity, in 1996, he stormed the stage at the Brit awards in protest at a bizarre Michael Jackson set in which the now deceased singer appeared to be portraying Jesus.
"Jarvis felt like a natural fit with the Faber sensibility, both as author and editor, and I'm sure the small list of books he will develop will represent his eccentric and yet popular touch,” says Brackstone.
"We now have an excellent portfolio of authors from the pop world and our intention is to develop these relationships and continue to build a reputation as the home for exciting and original writing on music."
Commenting on his appointment, Cocker said: "I am proud, and more than a little excited, to be asked to work with Faber in an editorial capacity. It is my dearest hope that we will produce some fantastic books together."