As announced in Publisher Weekly this week, my next non-fiction book project is underway. A WWII-era newsroom story, FALLOUT (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020) will recount how an intrepid reporter helped expose one of the great cover-ups of the 20th century: the true effects of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
This topic is a homecoming of sorts for me, as I wrote my graduate thesis on the evolution of American war reporting; this particular story, however, is among the most harrowing and engrossing I’ve encountered – and also serves as evidence that an excellent piece of journalism truly can change the world.
I am thrilled and honored to be working on this project with my Houghton Mifflin Harcourt editor, Eamon Dolan, who oversaw my Hemingway book, EVERYBODY BEHAVES BADLY, and has already done so much to forward my thinking on this daunting new undertaking.
The project is represented by literary agents Molly Friedrich and Lucy Carson of the Friedrich agency, and Keya Khayatian at United Talent Agency.