HarperCollins Will Publish Bhutto’s Recently Completed Book ‘As Soon as Possible’

Citing agent Andrew Wylie, Publishers Weekly reports that former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto had just recently finished the manuscript for her book, Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West when she was assassinated during a rally yesterday. According to Mr. Wylie, she finished it a week ago.

Now HarperCollins is rushing the book to stores ahead of its original April release date, according to Tim Duggan, the executive editor there who acquired the book from Mr. Wylie this fall. Mr. Duggan told PW that a new release date for the book — which he described as “[Bhutto’s] vision for how to bridge the political and cultural gap between the Islamic world, which is becoming increasingly radicalized, and the West” — has not been set, but that the company is trying to get it ready “as soon as possible.”