Robert Peston pens WTF for Hodder

Robert Peston pens WTF for Hodder

Robert Peston, political editor of ITV News, is publishing WTF, subtitled What the F---Happened and What Happens Next?, with Hodder - a book exploring the politics of the last year and what it means for the future. 

The title, an attempt to explain a world "more divided than ever before", in the context of the outcome of the EU referendum and ascendency of Donald Trump to the US presidency, will publish in autumn 2017. 

Hodder & Stoughton acquired world rights including serial and audio from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown. 

Peston said: "There has never been a more uncertain and unpredictable time for all of us. Those of us in the now hated liberal metropolitan elite got so much wrong in the past few years that I wanted to write a book that tries to explain what happened and what happens next - the questions we are all asking."

Hodder & Stoughton non-fiction publisher Rupert Lancaster called it an "important book" and added there was "a real hunger" for Peston's in-depth research, commentary and analysis. The project follows Peston’s two previous books, Who Runs Britain? and How Do We Fix This Mess? (Hodder & Stoughton).

Accolades to Peston's name inclue the Royal Television Society's Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year for his coverage of the financial crisis and the collapse of Northern Rock. From 2006 to 2016 he worked at the BBC as business editor and economics editor and he has held senior positions at newspapers including the Financial Times and the Sunday Telegraph. He is also the founder of "Speakers for Schools", a charity facilitating free school talks.