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Juan Williams Lands Two-Book Deal at Crown

Fox News analyst and former NPR commentator Juan Williams will publish two books with Crown Publishers, an imprint of Random House’s Crown Publishing Group.

Earlier this year, NPR fired Williams for comments he made on Fox News’ “The O’Reillly Factor.” The first book will hit shelves next summer. Executive editor Roger Scholl acquired the titles and Suzanne Gluck and Eric Lupfer of William Morris Endeavor negotiated the deal together.

Here’s more about the first untitled book: “[It] will focus on free speech and the growing difficulty in America of speaking out on sensitive topics; in it, Williams will argue that the American public benefits from a vigorous and full-throated debate on hot button issues of political and cultural import. Williams will chronicle his own first-hand experience of the consequences of crossing the line in public expression, as well as the stories of other individuals who have been criticized and retaliated against for expressing views that are deemed politically incorrect.”

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