Snowden book to Guardian Faber

Guardian Faber has signed a book on Edward Snowden by Guardian foreign correspondent Luke Harding.

The Snowden Files: The True Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man, will be published in spring 2014. Guardian Faber acquired world rights.

The book follows the entire Edward Snowden case to date, analysing why the 29-year-old NSA contractor released intelligence data to journalists, and became the most wanted man in the world.

Harding has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the Guardian, as well writing  MafiaState (Guardian Books) and co-writing WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy (Guardian Books) and The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken (Penguin), nominated for the Orwell Prize. The WikiLeaks book has been turned into "The Fifth Estate", starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange.

The Guardian is handling film rights for The Snowden Files, while Faber is handling all other rights.

Faber and the Guardian created the Guardian Faber imprint in 2013, designed to produce a number of non-fiction titles. Previously, Guardian Books were distributed through Random House division Cornerstone.