HarperCollins picks up 'pioneering' Meghan Markle biography

HarperCollins picks up 'pioneering' Meghan Markle biography

HarperNonFiction has picked up a “pioneering” book on Meghan Markle by celebrity biographer Sean Smith.

Editor Zoe Berville struck the deal for world all language rights with Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown. Meghan Misunderstood will publish on 12th November 2020 and will also be available in e-book and audio.

Smith is the author of six Sunday Times bestsellers including biographies of Tom Jones, Kate Middleton and Robbie Williams.

The new title's synopsis explains: “Meghan Misunderstood is a pioneering book that sets the record straight on the most talked about, unfairly vilified and misrepresented woman in the world.”

Smith said: “Last November, I watched the TV documentary in which Meghan Markle confided it was not enough to survive something, that was not the point of life. I immediately wanted to know how it had come to this: why was the most charismatic member of the Royal Family clearly so upset? Meghan Misunderstood is her story, her amazing journey.”

Berville added: “I’m thrilled to be publishing Sean’s latest work. Meticulously researched, expertly crafted and passionately argued, Meghan Misunderstood is riveting and thought-provoking in equal measure.”

HarperCollins imprint HQ is also publishing a Harry and Meghan biography, Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, in August.