Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first reported on a trove of classified documents leaked by Edward J. Snowden, will write a book about National Security Agency surveillance, his publisher announced on Wednesday. Mr. Greenwald’s articles on the cache of documents, revealing widespread surveillance by the United States government, appeared in The Guardian newspaper last month. Mr. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor, is currently in diplomatic limbo at the Moscow airport and has applied for asylum in Russia.
The book was acquired by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt, and is expected to be published in March 2014. It will expose “the extraordinary cooperation of private industry and the far-reaching consequences of the government’s program, both domestically and abroad,” the publisher said in a statement.
Since the articles detailing Mr. Snowden’s leaks first appeared in early June, several books about National Security Agency surveillance have been snapped up by publishers: the Penguin Press acquired a book on “the rise of the surveillance-industrial state” by Barton Gellman, a reporter who detailed an Internet surveillance program called Prism in The Washington Post. Robert Scheer, a journalist and editor of the blog Truthdig, has agreed to write about the “escalating conflict between national security and personal privacy” for Nation Books.
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