Atria Books Acquires Golf and Business Memoir by World Renowned Sportsman and Entrepreneur, Greg Norman

To Be Published in Fall 2006

Mar 03, 2006, 00:00 ET from Atria Books

    NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Judith Curr, Executive Vice President
 and Publisher, announced today that Atria Books will publish a golf and
 business memoir by legendary sportsman and entrepreneur Greg Norman, to be
 released in fall 2006.  Atria acquired worldwide rights to Norman's book, to
 be edited by Senior Editor Peter Borland.  Donald T. Phillips, co-author of
 Leading with the Heart by Mike Krzyzewski and On the Brink by Norman Brinker,
 among others, will collaborate.
     Greg Norman, a native of Australia and one of the world's greatest
 sportsmen and business leaders, will detail his extraordinary development as a
 golfer, and reveal how the lessons he learned on the golf course have led him
 to achieve fantastic success far from the fairway.  Using his trademark charm
 and eloquence, Norman's book will be an honest look at his long and arduous
 path to success and serve as an inspiration to athletes and businesspeople
 around the world.
     Greg Norman says, "This is something I have been looking forward to for a
 number of years, and I am delighted to be working with Atria, a talented group
 that understands and shares my passion and commitment for this project."
 Judith Curr adds, "I have always admired Greg Norman's spectacular abilities
 as a true pioneer in professional golf and in the business world.  This
 project is a dream for me to acquire and publish."
     Mr. Norman's memoir will be published in the UK by Ebury and in Australia
 and New Zealand by RH Australia.  Publishing Director, Jill Baker says, "This
 will undoubtedly be the biggest publishing event of 2006."  Worldwide English
 language publication is scheduled for fall 2006.
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 of Publicity at, and for rights
 inquiries, Lisa Keim, V.P., Director of Subsidiary Rights at
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