LONDON — Nicola Sturgeon will “reveal the person behind the politics” in an upcoming memoir, the writer Pan Macmillan introduced Wednesday.
The as-yet-untitled memoir will inform the story of the previous Scottish first minister’s childhood and profession in politics, which noticed her turn out to be the nation’s longest serving minister at a time when the pro-independence Scottish National Party loved electoral dominance. The memoir is due for launch in 2025.
“It will detail her interactions with a range of notable figures, giving her unique perspective on the most eventful and tumultuous era in modern Scottish and British politics,” a pan MacMillan assertion learn.
“The result will be a deeply personal and revealing memoir from one of Britain’s most significant political leaders of recent times,” the writer added.
Though it didn’t reveal how a lot Sturgeon will earn for the guide, the writer stated the rights to publish her memoir had been topic to a “hotly contested, nine-publisher auction.”
Sturgeon give up as first minister and chief of the SNP in February, citing the non-public toll the job had taken on her life. But her resignation got here at a time when her SNP had turn out to be more and more divided over home coverage and on its technique for reaching Scottish independence — and as a long-running police probe into its inside funds ramped up.
The former first minister stated she would intention to replicate “on the challenges of being a woman in politics and reveal more about the person behind the politician.”
“I will talk about what I am proud of and be frank about my regrets,” she added.
The SNP has been rocked by the Police Scotland probe into the celebration’s funds, which has derailed the fledgling management of her successor Humza Yousaf.
In the months following Sturgeon’s sudden resignation, the Scottish police pressure moved to arrest senior figures in reference to the investigation. Sturgeon, her husband (and former SNP chief govt) Peter Murrell and the celebration’s former treasurer Colin Beattie had been all arrested after which subsequently launched because the probe continues.
The launch by Pan MacMillan didn’t say whether or not Sturgeon would handle the investigation in her memoir.