Bloomsbury is to publish a "major" book on Donald Trump’s first years as President of the United States, by New York Times journalists Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush.
Publishing director Alexis Kirschbaum pre-empted UK & Commonwealth rights from Natasha Fairweather at Rogers, Coleridge & White. The as-yet-untitled will be published in the US by Andy Ward at Random House, who acquired from Elyse Cheney.
Trump only became president in January, but the book is not scheduled for publication until 2019.
Kirschbaum said: “This will be the definitive book on the early years of Donald Trump’s presidency by our two most astute and insightful journalists. It will not only tell the story of the palace intrigue, the hirings and firings, the policies and scandals, both domestic and international, which have dominated every day of this most extraordinary of administrations, but more importantly it will tell the larger story of who Trump is, why the American people voted for him and what this can tell us about the future direction of America and indeed of the free world. It's the only book about Trump I want to read and I'm thrilled to be publishing it".
The title follows a flurry of other books about the US president including No is Not Enough by Naomi Klein (Allen Lane) which published in June, The Case for Impeachment by political historian Professor Allan J Lichtman (William Collins) which was out in April and How Trump Thinks: His Tweets and the Birth of a New Political Language by Peter Oborne and Tom Roberts, which came out in May.