An authorised biography about Apple visionary Steve Jobs will be published in early 2012, it was announced Monday. The book will be called iSteve: A Book of Jobs.
Jobs, 56, is cooperating with his biographer on the project. The book, to be published by Simon & Schuster, is being written by Walter Isaacson, head of the Aspen Institute and a former executive at Time and CNN. He’s previously tackled genius Albert Einstein (Einstein: His Life and Universe), founding father Ben Franklin (Benjamin Franklin: An American Life) and powerful diplomat Henry Kissinger (Kissinger: A Biography).
“This is the perfect match of subject and author, and it is certain to be a landmark book about one of the world’s greatest innovators,” Simon & Schuster Publisher Jonathan Karp said in a statement.
The Associated Press reports, “Isaacson has been working on the long-rumored biography since 2009 and has interviewed Jobs, members of his family, colleagues at Apple and competitors.”
The book has been thought to be in the works since February 2010, when the New York Times wrote that Isaacson had been invited by Jobs to tour his childhood home.
Jobs, who has battled pancreatic cancer and is on leave from Apple, made a surprise onstage appearance in March 2011 for the announcement of the iPad 2.