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Ghosting: O’Hagan’s Julian Assange

by Paddy Johnson on February 24, 2014
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Andrew O’Hagan, the once anonymous ghostwriter who collaborated with WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange on his abortive 2011 autobiography, broke his long silence on the project this weekend. Putting to bed over 26,000 words on the subject of his months working with Assange, the hacker is described by turns as funny, lazy, courageous, paranoid, narcissistic, driven by spectacle, dishonest, and manipulative. The story focuses on the collapse of the one of the most high-profile books deals of recent times—2.5 million with the publisher Canongate.

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