Virgin buys Palin book

Virgin Books has acquired a title about US political firebrand Sarah Palin, written by Joe McGinniss.

Publishing director Ed Faulkner bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Crown Publishers in the US to The Rogue, with Virgin to release next month.

The book is based on McGinniss’ reporting beginning in late 2008 and continuing with his return to Palin’s home state, Alaska, in 2010. It aims to give an account of the reality of Republican Palin, delving into Alaska’s political affairs as well as her personal life.