Definitive Book on the Boston Marathon Bombings by Boston Globe Reporters to
Be Published by Dutton
NEW YORK -- May 28, 2013
Brian Tart, President and Publisher of Dutton, announced todaythe
acquisitionofa book that will provide the definitive account of the gripping
story of the Boston Marathon bombings,the subsequent manhunt, and the city's
successful attempts to overcome the devastating impact of the insidious
Award-winning reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell of The Boston Globe
will be aided by a team of investigative reporters at the paper that produced
top-notch, on-the-scene coverage during and after the recent tragedy. The
book, still untitled, will be published in time for the first anniversary.
Dutton Editor-in-Chief Ben Sevier and Executive Editor Jill Schwartzman
acquired World Rights from agents Lane Zachary and Todd Shuster of Zachary
Following an ensemble of key characters, Helman and Russell will weave a
narrative that chronicles the entire story of the day and all those who were
affected – the runners, the victims, the fearless doctors and first
responders, the perpetrators, and the heroic efforts of the ordinary citizens
of the great city of Boston. With the resources of The Boston Globe, the book
will provide an unprecedented level of detail and insight, including what went
on behind-the-scenes as the police and FBI faced several profoundly
challenging situations and dilemmas, such as whether or not to release photos
of the Tsarnaev brothers.
Evoking the trauma at the bombsite as well as the fear and chaos of the days
that followed, the book will also highlight the bravery, resourcefulness, and
resiliency of the Boston community. It will be a portrait of a city on its
worst day; but also at its best.
About the authors:
Scott Helman is a reporter at The Boston Globe, where he has been on staff
since 2000. Currently a staff writer for The Boston Globe Magazine, he
previously oversaw local and regional political coverage, was a lead reporter
on the 2008 presidential campaign, and worked as a reporter, editor, and
multimedia producer for the Globe’s Metro section. He is also co-author of The
Real Romney, a Globe biography of Mitt Romney published in 2012.
A Globe reporter since 2000, Jenna Russell has covered higher education and
spentseveral years as the paper’s roving regional reporter.She worked on "68
Blocks: Life, Death, Hope",a 2012 series about a Boston neighborhood, and on
a 2010 seriesabout childhood bullying that won a Dart Award from
ColumbiaUniversity.In 2009 she waspart ofa team of Globe reporters who
wrotethe biographyLast Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.
Dutton is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group (USA).
Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children’s trade book
publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Penguin
Press, Berkley Books, Penguin, Gotham Books, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Plume, New
American Library, Viking, Philomel, and Riverhead Books, among others. The
Penguin Group (USA) is part of Pearson, plc, the international media company.
Christine Ball, 212-366-2205
VP, Associate Publisher
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