Lawrence Wright's 'The Plague Year' to release in June

One of the first book-length inside accounts of the coronavirus pandemic will be coming out in June

“The Plague Year” will document what he calls “the shocking failure” of the U.S. to contain the virus, which has killed more than 400,000 people across the country.

“America was supposed to be the best positioned country in the world to handle the pandemic,” he said.

Knopf, which announced the book Wednesday, is calling it an “an all-encompassing account” covering everything from the virus' origins to the development of vaccines and nature of the disease itself.

Wright won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and The Road to 9-11” and wrote a novel, “The End of October,” that was completed before the pandemic and in many ways anticipated it.