An Anthony Bourdain biography will be published in 2019

"Bourdain: The Oral Biography" will be "built from stories shared by those who knew him best."

Anthony Bourdain in 2016.

Less than three weeks after celebrity chef, writer, and television personality Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France at the age of 61, an official Bourdain biography is in the works.

Bourdain’s longtime collaborator Laurie Woolever will edit “Bourdain: The Oral Biography” for Ecco Press. Woolever also co-authored Bourdain’s most recent book, “Appetites.”

According to an Ecco spokesperson, the biography of Bourdain, who got his start in the culinary world in Provincetown as a teenager, will be “an authorized portrait of the inimitable writer, veteran chef and television traveler, built from stories shared by those who knew him best.”


“After working with and collaborating with Tony since 2004,” Woolever said in a statement provided by Ecco, “I’m honored to now be working with his estate, and talking to the people who knew him best, in order to share the story of a life that influenced so many people, in so many ways, all across the globe.”

Ecco Publisher Daniel Halpern said of “Bourdain: The Oral Biography” in a statement, “This book is meant to be a celebration of an extraordinary man, as remembered by many people around the world who knew him along the way of his all too brief journey.”

The book is set to be published in fall 2019.