Spanish Edition Of Obama's 'Audacity Of Hope' To Come Out In June

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 2:27 pm
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ Sen. Barack Obama's ``The Audacity of Hope,'' already a million seller in English, will be coming out in a Spanish-language edition.

Vintage Espanol, a paperback imprint of Random House, Inc., will publish ``La Audacia de la Esperanza'' in June with a first printing of 50,000, a high number for a Spanish release.

``It will be our biggest book of the year in Spanish,'' Vintage spokesman Russell Perreault said Thursday.

``The Audacity of Hope,'' published last fall, has received surprisingly strong reviews for a political policy book and has been credited with helping the presidential hopes of Obama, a Democrat from Illinois.

As Vintage noted in a press release Thursday, the book also includes passages of interest to Spanish-language readers.

``As a young organizer, I often worked with Latino leaders on issues that affected both black and brown residents, from failing schools to illegal dumping to unimmunized children,'' Obama writes.

Obama's previous book, ``Dreams From My Father,'' is not yet available in Spanish, but such an edition is under consideration, Perreault said.