Reporter who broke Murdoch scandal gets book deal

The book by Nick Davies to be titled `Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught up with the World`s Most Powerful Man` will be published in 2012.

Updated: Jul 26, 2011, 11:58 AM IST

New York: The newspaper reporter who spent
years investigating phone hacking claims in Rupert Murdoch`s
media empire has won a book deal.

The Guardian reporter Nick Davies has been signed to
write an authoritative account of the News Corp scandal for
Faber and Faber Inc. Financial compensation wasn`t disclosed.

The book, to be titled "Hack Attack: How the Truth
Caught up with the World`s Most Powerful Man," will be
published in the fall of 2012. Davies previously wrote "Flat
Earth News."

The scandal exploded earlier this month with
revelations that journalists at the News of the World tabloid
hacked the phone of a 13-year-old murder victim while police
were still searching for her.

The 168-year-old paper was closed. Ten people have
been arrested so far.

PTI