Penguin Random House imprint Blue Rider Press has acquired a memoir by English standup comedian and actor, Eddie Izzard. The book, not yet titled, is slated for publication in the winter of 2015 or 2016.

Executive editor Sarah Hochman bought world rights, including audio, in a deal brokered by Steve Fisher at Agency for the Performing Arts. The book will be published simultaneously in the U.K. by Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin.

The book will, per the publisher, cover Izzard's childhood, going on to "document his rise from London street performer through to his record-breaking comedy world tours and his acclaimed work as an actor on stage and screen."

Izzard is known for his standup comedy shows, including the Stripped and Force Majeure tours. He won two Emmy Awards for his performance in Dress to Kill and his 2010 biopic, Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, received an Emmy nod.

“I'm delighted to have the opportunity to expand on the questions raised in my biopic," said Izzard. "There's so much that can only be said in a written form and I am very happy that Blue Rider are giving me the chance to do that.”