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  Guardian Books to publish Wikileaks title next month

Source : http://www.thebookseller.com
13 Jan 2011 13:21
Guardian Books could be the first to market with a book on Wikileaks, with it publishing what it claims will be “the fullest and most authoritative history” of the organisation next month.
IBNA: According to news, Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy will be published on 10th February in trade paperback priced £9.99. Rights to the book have been sold for the US, Japan, Iceland, Indonesia, Thailand, Portugal, Brazil, and Korea by Lisa Darnell, publisher of Guardian Books.

Written by David Leigh, the Guardian’s investigations editor, and Luke Harding, Moscow correspondent, the book is a history of the organisation told through interviews with people working for the website and dealing with its leaks of US diplomatic cables.

Lisa Darnell, publisher of Guardian Books, said: “This has been very much the Guardian’s story from the start, and David Leigh and his outstanding investigative team have an unrivalled understanding of the incredible events that led to one of the most compelling stories in recent years.”

It is the latest book to be announced about the controversial organization. Last week Canongate confirmed an April release date for the memoir of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Random House is publishing Inside Wikileaks by its former member of staff Daniel Domscheit-Berg on 15th February 2011.

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