WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange's much-talked of book is being released in Britain, following a sudden announcement from publishers Canongate. The work -- enigmatically titled Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography -- is a first draft of the material hammered out by Assange and ghost writer Andrew O'Hagan earlier in the year.

Assange has denounced the publication of the book, alleging that it is a preliminary and partial version, and that Canongate seized a copy of the "work in progress" when it was shown to them by O'Hagan's researcher. In a statement issued to the media, Assange noted that: