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David Remnick has been editor of The New Yorker since 1998; he had been a staff writer there since 1992. During the previous 10 years, Remnick was a staff writer at The Washington Post, where he covered a variety of beats, including four years as a correspondent in Moscow. Since Remnick became editor, The New Yorker has won 21 National Magazine Awards. In 2000 Remnick was named Advertising Age's Editor of the Year. His book "Lenin's Tomb" is an account of the unraveling of the Soviet empire and was a New York Times best-seller. His current book is "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" (Knopf), also a New York Times best-seller. He lives in New York.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

David Remnick

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