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I told Jamie that I’d seen Assange at the Frontline Club the year before, when the first Wiki Leaks stories emerged, and that he was really interesting but odd, maybe even a bit autistic. ‘He wants a kind of manifesto, a book that will reflect this great big generational shift.’ He’d been to see Assange in Norfolk and was going again the next day.He said he and the agent Caroline Michel had suggested me for the job and that Assange wanted to meet me.
Jamie said that Assange had poked his eye with a log or something, so had sat through three hours of discussion with his eyes closed. We talked about the deal and then Jamie went into detail about the security issues.He said that Tim Geithner, the US secretary of the Treasury, had been asked to look into ways to hinder companies that would profit from subversive organisations.That meant Knopf would come under fire for publishing the book.2011, at 8.30 p.m., I was messing about at home when the phone buzzed on the sofa. He said he expected it to be published in forty languages.
It was a text from Jamie Byng, the publisher of Canongate. Assange didn’t want to write the book himself but didn’t want the book’s ghostwriter to be anybody who already knew a lot about him.
I asked him if he had a working title yet and he said, to laughter, ‘Yes.