Biteback acquires Ed Milband biog

<p>Biteback Publishing has acquired a biography of Labour leader Ed Miliband, written by political journalists James Macintyre and Mehdi Hasan.<br /><br /><em>Ed: Ed Miliband and the Re-making of the Labour Party</em> will be published in summer 2011 as a &pound;16.99 hardback, with Biteback commissioning the title. Dale commissioned the title directly from the authors, acquiring world rights. <br /><br />The book looks at Miliband&#39;s life from childhood through to his leadership of the Labour Party, covering his decision to stand against his brother David, and the battle that followed in this September&#39;s contest.<br /><br />Iain Dale, Biteback m.d., said: &quot;I am delighted to have secured two of the best networked journalists in Westminster to write this highly significant book about the man who could well be Britain&#39;s next prime minister . . . I&#39;ve always found Ed Miliband to have an engaging personality and a deeply thoughtful outlook on politics . . . I want this book to lift the lid on the real Ed<br />Miliband, the one the public have yet to see.&quot;<br /><br />Macintyre recently left the<em> New Statesman</em>, where he had been political correspondent, and was previously political reporter for the <em>Independent</em> and a producer on BBC1&#39;s &quot;Question Time&quot;.<br /><br />Mehdi Hasan is senior editor, politics, at the <em>New Statesman</em> and is a former editor with Channel 4. </p>