Zayn Malik is going from boy band hunk to published author by penning a memoir — and including some illustrations.
The former One Direction singer is set to release his autobiography — very originally and aptly titled “Zayn.” It will be published by Delacorte on Nov. 1, Penguin Random House announced Tuesday.
The book will include personal photographs, artwork and drawings from Malik, who quit the group in 2015 and released his solo debut, “Mind of Mine,” this year, the Associated Press reported.
Malik has canceled concerts in the United Kingdom and Dubai in recent months because of what he said was extreme anxiety about performing live solo.
Malik will recount stories about his childhood in Bradford, England, how he became a star — and why we decide to go it alone artistically.
“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,” he write in the opening pages, according to Rolling Stone.
Malik, 23, was discovered as a contestant on the U.K. “X-Factor,” with Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan.
While One Direction finished third, they became one of the biggest groups in the world.
Malik is also joining with Dick Wolf to develop a fictionalized series about the rise of a boy band at NBC, the network announced earlier this month.
“Boys” will be written by Sherri Cooper Landsman and Jennifer Levin, who will executive produce alongside Malik, Wolf and his wife Noelle Wolf. The project was brought to NBC by Noelle Wolf with Amanda Ghost (Unigram), Gregor Cameron (Unigram) and Sarah Stennett (First Access Entertainment).