Author and journalist Michael Wolff is coming to the UK this month to promote Fire and Fury (Little, Brown), the bestselling exposé that caused a presidential melt-down earlier this year, seeing its US publisher Henry Holt & Co threatened with legal action.
Wolff will be engaged in conversation with Armando Iannucci, creator of political drama "The Thick of It", at The Light auditorium in Friends House opposite Euston Station on Friday 23rd February, at 7pm. The evening is being organised by Waterstones, which begun advertising the "exclusive" event on its website on Friday (2nd February).
Tickets for the £15 event (£30 with a copy of the book), go on sale at 12 noon on Monday (5th February).
Details of further PR over the course of the weekend are yet to be revealed.
Wolff's explosive “insider's account”, based on hundreds of interviews in and around the Trump administration, caused particular controversy for reporting chief strategist Steve Bannon as describing the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”. It also calls into question Trump's suitability for office. It was released early on 5th January, four days ahead its offiical publication, due to "unprecedented demand", on which day Waterstones sold out "within minutes".
In total, according to Nielsen, Fire and Fury has sold 125,874 copies for £2m in three weeks, and is the second-bestselling book for the year to date.