Citing Financial Hardship, Julian Assange Announces Upcoming Autobiography
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has announced a book deal worth more than $1 million. The embattled whistle blower says he is writing his autobiography because he needs the money. “I don’t want to write this book, but I have to,” he said. “I have already spent 200,000 pounds for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat.” The book will be published by New York-based Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of publishing powerhouse Random House. Assange’s manuscript is due to be delivered sometime in 2011. No title has yet been chosen.