No date has yet been set for the memoir’s release, the announcement is coming soon a few months after Mr Johnson was ousted from office and amid ongoing speculation that he may harbor ambitions to return to front-line politics.
Arabella Pike, publishing director at HarperCollins’ William Collins, called it a memoir of the Prime Minister “like no other”.
She said: “I look forward to working with Boris Johnson as he writes his account of his tenure during some of the most momentous events that the UK has witnessed in recent times.”
Past prime ministers have received huge advances on their book deals.
Sir Tony Blair is said to have been paid “up to £5million” for his political tract A Journey in 2007, while David Cameron is said to have earned £1.5million for his fiction For The Record.
The new memoir will be the latest book from former journalist Mr Johnson, who has authored several books throughout his career.
In 2014 he published The Churchill Factor, a biography of his hero and war leader, Sir Winston Churchill.
As a backbench Conservative MP, Mr Johnson has also made a significant amount of money touring speaker circuits. declared more than £1 million in speaking fees since leaving office in September.
Mr. Johnson’s tenure was punctuated by a series of scandals and the Covid-19 pandemicwith any memoir likely also detailing his efforts as Prime Minister to ‘Get Brexit Done’.
Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock published his own version of the government’s handling of the pandemic late last year, releasing his Pandemic Diaries.
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