Historian & Author
David Remnick is a journalist and writer. He has served as the editor of The New Yorker since 1998, and a staff writer since 1992. He has written many pieces for the magazine, including reporting from Russia, the Middle East, and Europe, and profiles on Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Katharine Graham, Mike Tyson, Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth, and Benjamin Netanyahu. Remnick began his reporting career as a staff writer at The Washington Post in 1982, and by 1988, started a four-year tenure as a Moscow correspondent. Remnick has written six books, including Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire (1993), for which he received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism in 1994; and The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (2010), a biography of Barack Obama.
"The world is a crazy, beautiful, ugly complicated place and it keeps moving on from crisis to strangeness to beauty to weirdness to tragedy."