Suu Kyi biography to Rider

<p>Rider Books has announced that it has bought the rights to a &quot;thoughtful and accessible&quot; biography of Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, on the same day that her house arrest was extended by 18 months. </p><p>Suu Kyi is a pro-democracy campaigner and leader of the opposition party in Burma, the National League for Democracy party. She has spent more than 11 of the past 19 years in some form of detention under Burma&#39;s military regime. <br /><br />Judith Kendra, publishing director of Rider, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Andrew Kidd at Aitken Alexander Associates. <br /><br />Peter Popham, a foreign correspondent at the<em> Independent</em>, will write the biography, focusing on Suu Kyi&#39;s stance as Burma&#39;s pro-democracy leader and will also look at the wider situation in her homeland. </p><p>It will follow stories of the monks&#39; uprising, a cyclone hitting her home, her recent re-arrest and trial and the forthcoming elections in 2010. It will also contain many unpublished photographs.<br /><br />The as-yet-untitled the book is due out in June 2012, in hardback, priced at &pound;18.99.<br /><br />Rider has previously published <em>The Voice of Hope</em> by Aung San Suu Kyi in conversation with Alan Clements.</p>