Turing biography to The History Press

Turing biography to The History Press

The History Press has acquired a biography of pioneering computer scientist and Bletchley Park codebreaker Professor Alan Turing, written by his nephew Sir Dermot Turing.

The publisher bought world rights to Prof: Alan Turing Decoded, which it described as a “modern biography” told from “a unique family perspective”.

The book aims to "disentangle the real man from the fictionalised portrayals" and will examine the influences on his life and creativity. 

It will tell of Turing’s childhood experiences and formative figures of his early years, and will also include secret documents only recently released to the UK National Archives, along with previously unpublished photographs from the Turing family album. 

The History Press will publish the book in hardback in September 2015.