Zed's free e-book for Greek finance minister

Zed's free e-book for Greek finance minister

Radical publisher Zed Books is to publish extracts from Yanis Varoufakis' The Global Minotaur as a free e-book on Wednesday 28th January, after the author's appointment as finance minister of Greece.

Varoufakis has been given the post by new prime minister Alexis Tsipras, following the electoral triumph of anti-austerity party Syriza. The finance minister will have the role of negotiating on the country's debt mountain.

Zed Books published The Global Minotaur in 2013 and cites sales of over 6,000 copies. The book outlines a new economic agenda for the global economy, based on sustainability and social justice.

Ken Barlow, Zed Books commissioning editor, said: "Ever since publishing The Global Minotaur, I have been convinced that Yanis is one of the most thoughtful minds currently writing on the global economy. The fact he now has the opportunity to put his ideas into practice as finance minister for Syriza is a cause for celebration. I, and the rest of Zed, wish him every success."