Michael Wolff returns with 'explosive' Fire and Fury sequel

Michael Wolff returns with 'explosive' Fire and Fury sequel

Michael Wolff's "explosive" sequel to Fire and Fury will be published on 4th June, during Donald Trump's state visit to the UK, as the author explores the US President's second year in the White House with Siege: Trump Under Fire.

Little, Brown in the UK and Henry Holt in the US will publish the "stunningly fresh narrative" simultaneously on 4th June 2019, just one day after Trump arrives in London for his three-day state visit to the UK.

Stephen Rubin, Holt’s chairman, and Tim Whiting, non-fiction publisher at Little, Brown, bought the book from Andrew Wylie of The Wylie Agency. John Sterling, the editor of Fire and Fury, has also edited the new book which is embargoed until its publication on 4th June.

Wolff has "written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side," said the publishers with Siege: Trump Under Fire beginning just as Trump's second year as president gets underway and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report. 

"Siege reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic, and exposed," said the publishers. 

Wolff interviewed 150 sources, including former senior officials and "acquaintances outside the White House who talk to Trump at night" for Siege, according to Axios, with two thirds of his Fire and Fury sources coming forward once again. 

The author and journalist's number one bestseller Fire and Fury (Little, Brown), which has sold 203,000 print copies for £2.9m according to Nielsen, sparked a presidential meltdown last year with its “insider's account”, based on hundreds of interviews in and around the Trump administration, and saw its US publisher Henry Holt & Co threatened with legal action.