Johnny Depp has brought a number of literary characters to life on film, but now he will play a part in bringing them to life on page, as well. Depp will help run Infinitum Nihil (it’s the same name as his movie production company and means “Nothing is forever.”), as an imprint of HarperCollins. According to the AP, Depp is interested in publishing “authentic, outspoken and visionary ideas and voices.”
Already on the list of books is “The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan,” which aims to set the record straight on the songwriter’s enigmatic life and career and will be based in part on interviews with Dylan by best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley.
The Dylan novel will publish in 2015, quite a bit of time after the first partnership between Brinkley and Dylan to be published by Infinitum Nihil:
Dylan and Brinkley also will collaborate on the editing and publication of a previously announced novel by one of Dylan’s heroes, folk musician Woody Guthrie, who died in 1967. The novel, “House of Earth,” was completed by Guthrie in 1947 but was only recently discovered. It’s scheduled for January.
Clearly, Depp’s interest in music is spilling over into his publishing house. What types of titles do you expect to see from his imprint?