Simon & Schuster UK will publish Fear: Trump in the White House by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Bob Woodward as part of a global deal.
Billed as “authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama” the All the President’s Men author will detail the “harrowing life” inside Donald Trump’s White House and how the US President makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. It will be published on 11th September this year as part of a coordinated effort with Simon & Schuster US and across its international companies in Australia, Canada and India.
Drawing from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, contemporaneous meeting notes, files, documents and personal diaries, Fear “brings to light the explosive debates that drive decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence”.
Alice Mayhew, v.p. and editorial director of S&S US, acquired world publishing rights to Fear: Trump in the White House in all formats. Woodward was represented by Robert B Barnett of Williams & Connolly. The book will also be published by S&S’ international companies in Australia, Canada, India, as well as S&S UK and in audiobook by Simon & Schuster Audio.
Iain MacGregor, publishing director for non-fiction at S&S UK, bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada.
Woodward (left) is an associate editor at the Washington Post, where he has worked for 47 years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for the Post’s coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and second in 2003 as the lead reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Fear is Woodward’s 19th book with Simon & Schuster, beginning with All the President’s Men in 1974.
“Fear is the most acute and penetrating portrait of a sitting president ever published during the first years of an administration,” said Jonathan Karp, president and publisher of S&S US. “This is the inside story on President Trump as only Bob Woodward can tell it.”