Phone hacking 'truth' revealed in Nick Davies book

Phone hacking 'truth' revealed in Nick Davies book

Chatto & Windus is to “shortly” publish a book about Rupert Murdoch and phone hacking by Guardian journalist Nick Davies.

Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch is based on interviews with private investigators, journalists, politicians, police officers and Murdoch investigators.

Davies spent six years investigating allegations of phone hacking and criminal behaviour at the now-defunct News of the World.

Chatto & Windus said today the book would be published shortly, with an exact date to be announced next week. The publisher acquired the book from Jonathan Pegg in July 2011.

Yesterday (24th June) Prime Minister David Cameron’s former spin doctor and former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was found guilty of conspiring to hack phones, while former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges.

Poppy Hampson, senior editor at Chatto & Windus, said: “Hack Attack is the only book on the phone hacking scandal that will take you behind the story, written by the man who uncovered the truth.

“It is a gripping account of an investigation, of how the quest unfolded, and is full of detail that we haven’t read before.

“But, more than that, it’s a brave and meticulously researched portrait of power and its abuses. Definitive, thrilling, ambitious – there will be no other book like it, and only Nick Davies could tell it quite like this.”

Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch by Nick Davies will be published in the UK and Commonwealth by Chatto & Windus as a £20 hardback and as an e-book, and will also be published in the US by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.