Nick Davies, the Guardian journalist who broke the story that Rupert Murdoch's News International had paid £1 million to settle legal cases that threatened to lift the lid on News of the World journalists' involvement in illegal phone-hacking, has been signed to write a full account of his experience in Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with the World’s Most Powerful Man. Mitzi Angel, publisher of Faber and Faber, Inc., an affiliate of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, has acquired U.S. rights in a pre-empt from Grainne Fox at Fletcher and Company on behalf of the Jonathan Pegg Literary Agency in London. Publication is planned for fall 2012.
For two years Davies led the campaign to uncover the truth behind the phone-hacking scandal. The facts he helped bring to light have already claimed victims among the UK's political and media elite and seem poised to claim more. Davies, author of the bestseller Flat Earth News, intends to provide an authoritative account and commentary on the News International Scandal, including new revelations.