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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Signs Book Deal with Canongate
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that UK publisher Canongate has bought world rights (excluding North America) in his first book. Knopf has North American rights.
By: Canongate Books
Canongate Books has acquired world rights (excluding North America) in Julian Assange’s highly anticipated first book. The deal, brokered by Caroline Michel at Peters, Fraser and Dunlop, will see Canongate publish the book in the UK in April 2011. Alfred A. Knopf will publish in North America.
Canongate has already sold rights to Feltrinelli (Italy), Kiepenheuer and Witsch (Germany), Laffont (France), Text (Australia), Random House/Mondadori (Spain), De Geus (Holland), Objectiva (Portugal), Font (Norway), Norstedts (Sweden), Ara Llibres (Catalonia) and Companhia das Letras (Brazil), all of whom will be part of an internationally coordinated launch.
WikiLeaks has helped redefine our idea of investigative journalism and our understanding of how information should be disseminated. Assange, the visionary creator of and driving force behind this new publishing phenomenon, has a unique perspective on how WikiLeaks has evolved into one of today’s most influential and fearless news organisations.
In this revelatory account, Assange expands on the philosophies that underpin his stateless, ground-breaking media company. He draws on his own fascinating life story and offers compelling insights into the mercurial and highly driven man who has forced us to radically rethink such basic ideas as transparency, democracy and power.
“I hope this book will become one of the unifying documents of our generation. In this highly personal work, I explain our global struggle to force a new relationship between the people and their governments.”
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