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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange secures book deal

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has signed a book deal to tell his “fascinating” life story.

Edinburgh-based Canongate Books said it has acquired world rights — apart from North America — to the whistleblower's story.

Assange leapt into the limelight with a string of headlines as a result of US cables published on his WikiLeaks website.

The book will see Assange discuss his own philosophies, according to Canongate.

Assange said: “I hope this book will become one of the unifying documents of our generation.”

Under the deal, brokered by agents Peters, Fraser and Dunlop, the book will be published in the UK in April. Alfred A. Knopf will publish it in North America.

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