GOP presidential front-runner-for-the-moment Donald Trump will get the investigative bio treatment in Trump Revealed, slated for publication August 23 by Scribner, an imprint of CBS Corp-owned Simon & Schuster. The book will be reported by a team of Washington Post journalists and co-authored by investigative political reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc Fisher. The book will be published simultaneously by Simon & Schuster UK and in an audio edition by Simon & Schuster Audio.
Trump Revealed will offer, per Scribner, “the most thorough and wide-ranging examination of Donald Trump’s public and private lives to date, from his upbringing in Queens and formative years at the New York Military Academy, to his turbulent careers in real estate and entertainment, to his astonishing rise as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. The book will be based on the investigative reporting of more than two dozen Post reporters and researchers who will leverage their expertise in politics, business, legal affairs, sports, and other areas. The effort will be guided by a team of editors headed by Executive Editor Martin Baron, who joined the newspaper in 2013 after his successful tenure running The Boston Globe, which included the Spotlight team’s investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.” That investigation was, of course, the subject of the Oscar-winning film Spotlight.
Scribner VP/Editor-in-Chief Colin Harrison, who will edit the book, acquired world and audio rights from literary agent David Black of the David Black Agency.