St. Martin's Press will publish former German chancellor Angela Merkel's political memoirs, written with her longtime political advisor Beate Baumann, in the fall of 2024 in the U.S. and Canada. The book will be published simultaneously with Kiepenheuer & Witsch in Germany and Pan Macmillan in the U.K.
“I am pleased to reflect on central decisions and situations of my political work in my book, written together with Beate Baumann, and to make them understandable to a broad public, also with recourse to my personal history," Merkel said in a statement. The book, St. Martin's said, will provide an "exclusive, personal insight into the political life and work of the former German chancellor," the first woman and East German to hold the office and the second-longest serving chancellor in German history.
“It is an honor for the St. Martin’s Publishing Group to be publishing the memoirs of one of the most important leaders of our lifetime,” Jennifer Enderlin, president and publisher of the St. Martin’s Publishing Group, said in a statement. “The lessons and perspective that Angela Merkel imparts will be essential reading for anyone who cares about democracy and the free world.”