A Comprehensive Biography of Donald Trump by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher of The Washington Post to be Published by Scribner

NEW YORK, April 11, 2016—Scribner will publish a comprehensive biography of Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner in the presidential election campaign. Titled Trump Revealed, the book will be reported by a team of award-winning 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.

Scheduled for publication on August 23, 2016, Trump Revealed will offer 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.

“Donald Trump is a presidential candidate unlike any we’ve ever seen before. His candidacy and his positions have defied all conventions and upended the political landscape,” Baron said. “Given that he could ascend to the most powerful position in the world, Trump’s life and career deserve to be explored in the greatest depth. That’s what we intend to do, with a huge investment of reportorial and editing resources and with a staff that consistently has led the field in covering his volatile candidacy.”

The Washington Post has a long and glorious history of investigating crucial matters of American politics,” said Nan Graham, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Scribner. “Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher will benefit from an outstanding team of journalists working on the project. We are thrilled and honored to be publishing this urgent and important book.”

Scribner Vice President, 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.

Scribner is an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., a part of CBS Corporation. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats.  Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.  For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.


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