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Zayn Malik is releasing his first autobiography

The 23-year-old musician plans to publish the book about ‘fame, success, music and life’ in November

Zayn Malik is publishing his first ever autobiography at 23-years-old. The book will include personal photographs, drawings and his thoughts.

Penguin Random House confirmed that the “Pillowtalk” singer would have the book, titled ZAYN, released November 1 this year. The publishing house said it would include details of his “normal childhood” as an “intimate and raw scrapbook of his life”.

The Amazon description details that it has: “Never-before-released photos give readers insight to ZAYN, no-holds-barred. Gorgeously designed with hundreds of full-colour photographs and Zayn’s notes, drawings, song lyrics, and personal stories, the book captures Zayn’s most private moments and his candid feelings on fame, success, music, and life.”

In a statement, the Bradford-born musician said: “I’m going to show you as much as I can so that you can judge me on my own terms, not on what the press or anyone else says.”

Malik released his debut solo album Mind of Mine in March this year, and teamed up with artists like M.I.A. and Snakehips to collaborate.

He’s also been very candid about his battle with anxiety, releasing an open letter and statement for fans following cancelled shows after his mental health affected his ability to perform.

Speaking to Dazed previously, the singer mused on the public’s perception of artists, and making steps to form an identity: “I know that musicians are seen as one-sided people a lot of the time. But we do have other elements to us as well. I didn’t feel good. Do you know what I mean? And if you don’t feel good… you need to be able to express what it is that you are. I’m free at last.”