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Black Inc. acquires Manning’s biography of Lachlan Murdoch

Black Inc. has acquired world rights to The Unauthorised Biography of Lachlan Murdoch by author and journalist Paddy Manning.

The publisher said the book will investigate Murdoch—the eldest son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch—and where he will take the family empire. ‘Over a 25-year career Lachlan has survived a string of own goals, including expensive disasters from Super-League to One.Tel, and dodged the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that nearly wrecked the Murdoch business globally,’ said Black Inc. ‘[He’s] now poised to inherit control of the dominant Fox and News conglomerates, perhaps the most powerful media empire in the world. At a time of disruption in business and politics, can Lachlan keep the Murdoch empire afloat?’

Black Inc. publisher Chris Feik said: ‘Paddy is a very fine biographer, who combines deep research with pacy, insightful writing. His close look at Lachlan will be an essential read about a key figure for Australia’s—and the world’s—media.’

Manning is the author of five books, including Inside the Greens (Black Inc.), published in 2019. 

The Unauthorised Biography of Lachlan Murdoch will be published in early 2021.

(Pictured: Paddy Manning)


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