arperSport has acquired two books by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, the three-time Olympic gold medallist.

Jonathan Taylor, publishing director of Harper NonFiction, bought world rights in a deal brokered with Bolt's representatives by Chris Nathaniel of NVA Management. The books were bought for an undisclosed sum.

Taylor said: "Welcoming Usain into the HarperSport fold is a huge thrill and a real privilege. He is the most iconic sports star on the planet and our global publishing plans for him are exciting and extensive."

The first book will be an illustrated title, due to be published in October 2010. Described as "an illustrative narrative celebration", it will look at Bolt's record breaking career to date, his Caribbean roots and what inspires and motivates him.

The second book will be a full-length autobiography, which will be published in autumn 2012, shortly after the Olympic Games in London.

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