Guardian journalist Nick Davies has inked a book deal to write about Rupert Murdoch and the phone hacking scandal that rocked News Corp.. Entitled Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught up with the World’s Most Powerful Man, publication is set for fall 2012.
Faber and Faber publisher Mitzi Angel bought U.S. rights for the book in a pre-empt. Grainne Fox at Fletcher and Company negotiated the deal on behalf of the Jonathan Pegg Literary Agency in London. Publication is planned for tall 2012. Davies (pictured, via) also wrote Flat Earth News about media distortions–read his Guardian work at this link.
Here’s more about the book, from the release: “On July 8, 2009, Nick Davies broke the story that Rupert Murdoch’s News International had paid £1 million to settle legal cases that threatened to lift the lid on News of the World journalists’ involvement in illegal phone-hacking … The seismic shocks affecting Rupert Murdoch’s international media empire and family as well as law enforcement agencies and officials and highly placed political figures are already being called the biggest political scandal in Great Britain in seventy-five years. Davies, author of the bestseller FLAT EARTH NEWS, intends to provide an authoritative account and commentary on the News International Scandal, including new revelations.”