NEW YORK (Reuters) - HarperCollins is rushing into print a manuscript it recently received from slain former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the New York Post reported on Friday.
The publisher, a unit of News Corp, hopes to have Bhutto’s “Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West” in bookstores by February, Post business columnist Keith J. Kelly reported. The Post is also owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
Bhutto, the two-time prime minister and leading opposition figure, was assassinated during a campaign rally in Pakistan on Thursday.
HarperCollins had given Bhutto an estimated $75,000 advance just before she returned to Pakistan in October after years of living in exile, the Post said.
Mark Siegel worked with Bhutto as a collaborating writer, the Post reported.
HarperCollins representatives were not available for comment.
Reporting by Daniel Trotta, editing by Doina Chiacu