Transworld cancels Scientology title

Transworld cancels Scientology title

Transworld has decided to pull a book promising to expose the inner workings of the controversial world of Scientology from its schedules.

Going Clear by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright was slated for release on 17th January, but has now been taken off the schedules. Publicity director Patsy Irwin said: "We've decided it doesn't fit in with our schedule but it will be published by Knopf in the States."

Knopf will release the title this month.

In an interview in the New York Times, Wright said he has come under pressure while writing the book, receiving many threatening letters from lawyers representing the church or some of the celebrities belonging to it.

Other upcoming books on the movement include The Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology by John Sweeney, to be published by Silvertail Books in the UK on 7th January, and Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill, due from William Morrow on 12th February, with UK distribution.