The editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has signed a deal with UK publisher Canongate and US Publisher Knopf (a division of Random House) for his written memoirs. Canongate is partnered with Melbourne publisher Text, so it’s possible that the book will also be published here in Australia.
Ironically, the news was first leaked in a Spanish tweet, from Claudio Lopez, who works for Random House.
In another ironic coincidence, Canongate and Text also publish Barack Obama’s memoirs, whose government has been publicly embarrassed by the secret documents made public by WikiLeaks.
Assange has to deliver the manuscript by March for publication later in 2011, unless it gets leaked before then!
Yours in WikiLeaks updates,