Robert Peston launches fiction career in two-book deal with Zaffre

Robert Peston launches fiction career in two-book deal with Zaffre

Bonnier imprint Zaffre Books has signed a two-book, six-figure deal with Robert Peston, ITV's political editor. His first novel, The Whistleblower, will be published in September 2021. 

Ben Willis, publishing director for crime and thrillers at Zaffre Books, acquired world rights to two titles from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown. 

Set in the late 1990s in the run-up to an election, The Whistleblower will follow journalist Gil Peck as he navigates the corridors of power to bag the biggest stories. But when Gil’s sister Clare dies in an apparent hit-and-run, he begins to believe it was no acc...

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