Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of secret documents in 2013, has written a memoir expected to come out Sept. 17, his publisher said Thursday.
The publisher, Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, is releasing the book, “Permanent Record,” in the United States, though it will be published in more than 20 countries, including Britain and Germany, on the same date. A Metropolitan spokeswoman declined to say how much Mr. Snowden was paid.
“Permanent Record” discusses how Mr. Snowden helped create a system of mass surveillance the N.S.A. used to collect information on hundreds of millions of United States citizens and others, as well as the “crisis of conscience” that led him to rebuke the system he helped create, according to a statement from the publisher. Mr. Snowden consulted with several people on the structure of the book but wrote it himself, the spokeswoman said.
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