Prize-winning writer working on surveillance bookJune 13, 2013 @ 8:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) - A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative journalist is working on a book about the "surveillance-industrial state" that emerged after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Penguin Press announced Thursday that it had acquired a book by Barton Gellman, a contributing editor at large for Time magazine and a Washington Post reporter. The book, currently untitled, doesn't have a release date.
The announcement follows last week's reports that the government was compiling a vast database of phone and Internet records. Gellman co-wrote a story for the Post that revealed a surveillance program code-named PRISM.
Gellman won a Pulitzer and a George Polk Award in 2008 for a series of articles he wrote for the Post about then-Vice President Dick Cheney. The articles became the basis for a best-selling book, "Angler."
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Joining the LOB
It's never easy being the new guy, but Tharold Simon is already making his mark
Our phones entertain us, inform us and now might protect us
Pumpkin-flavored items are coming to store shelves whether it's fall or not
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.