Simon & Schuster president and CEO Jonathan Karp has acquired a new book to be written by veteran investigative reporter and bestselling author Bob Woodward and fellow Washington Post political reporter Robert Costa. The book will examine the last days of the Trump presidency and the beginning of the Biden administration.
Woodward and Costa were represented by Robert Barnett, who negotiated the deal with Karp. S&S acquired world, audio, and first series rights to the book. Karp will also edit the book, which is untitled and has no publication date.
Woodward, who is associate publisher of the Washington Post, is the author of the recent bestselling Trump title Rage, which was published in September, and has written 20 books, all of which have been published by S&S. Costa is a national political reporter at the Washington Post in addition to being a political analyst and moderator for NBC News, MSNBC, and PBS. This will be his first book.