Journalist Who Broke Edward Snowden Story Gets Book Deal

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Glenn Greenwald, the investigative reporter who broke the story on NSA leaker Edward Snowden and the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, has inked a deal to write a book on the subject.

Sara Bershtel, publisher of Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt, made the announcement late Wednesday that the as-yet-untitled book will be published in March.

According to the publisher, it will "contain new revelations exposing the extraordinary cooperation of private industry and the far-reaching consequences of the government’s program, both domestically and abroad."

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Snowden made headlines in the spring after leaking several documents about the government’s secret surveillance of ordinary citizens to Greenwald, who has been a columnist for British newspaper The Guardian since 2012.

Greenwald, who has been covering NSA surveillance and the telecom industry for nearly a decade, is said to be the only reporter to have received Snowden’s full cache of documents, and he continues to publish these disclosures in The Guardian.

Since the news broke, Snowden has been called both a whistleblower and a traitor. In June, U.S. federal prosecutors charged him with espionage, theft and conversion of government property.

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The deal reunites Greenwald with Metropolitan, which published his most recent book, With Liberty and Justice for Some, in 2011. He also is the author of other books including How Would a Patriot Act? and A Tragic Legacy.

Greenwald also is a frequent guest on MSNBC.

His new book was acquired by Bershtel from Dan Conaway at Writers House Llc. International rights have been sold in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway and Sweden by Devon Mazzone, a director of Subsidiary Rights at Macmillan.

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