David Remnick Biography
David Remnick is an American journalist and writer who has been editor of The New Yorker magazine since 1998. He attended Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale and then went to Princeton University, where he graduated with an A.B. summa cum laude in comparative literature in 1981.
Remnick started his reporting career at The Washington Post in 1982 shortly after his graduation from Princeton. His first assignment at The Washington Post was to cover the United States Football League.
In 1988, Remnick became the newspaper’s Moscow correspondent, which provided him with the material for Lenin’s Tomb. In 1993, he received the George Polk Award for excellence in journalism.
In 1994, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his book Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. In 2000, he was named Editor of the Year by Advertising Age.
In 2010, Remnick supported the campaign urging the release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning after being convicted of adultery and ordering the murder of her husband by her lover.
In 2014, he provided guest commentary and contributed to NBC coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, including the opening ceremony and commentary for NBC News.
David Remnick Age
He was born on October 29, 1958 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States. He is 59 years old as of 2018.
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He was born to a Jewish family been the son of Edward C. Remnick, a dentist, and Barbara (Seigel), an art teacher.
He is married to Esther Fein Remnick since 1987. His wife has worked as a reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post. The couple has three children; two sons Noah Remnick, and Alex Remnick, and a daughter named Natasha Remnick.
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Remnick joined The New Yorker in September 1992, after working for ten years at The Washington Post. His 1997 New Yorker article “Kid Dynamite Blows Up”, which was about boxer Mike Tyson, was nominated for a National Magazine Award. He became an editor in July 1998, succeeding Tina Brown.
He promoted Hendrik Hertzberg, a former editor of The New Republic and former Jimmy Carter speechwriter, to write the lead pieces in “Talk of the Town”, the magazine’s opening section. In 2005, he earned $1 million for his work as the magazine’s editor.
In 2003, Remnick wrote an editorial in the run up to the Iraq War stating that “a return to a hollow pursuit of containment will be the most dangerous option of all”. In 2004, The New Yorker endorsed a presidential candidate, John Kerry, for the first time in its 80-year history.
Before Remnick joined The New Yorker, he was a reporter and the Moscow correspondent for The Washington Post. He also served on the New York Public Library board of trustees.
David Remnick Books
- Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire – 1993
- The devil problem and other true stories – 1996
- Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia – 1997
- King of the World (biography) – 1998
- Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker – 2000
- The New Gilded Age – 2000
- The Fun of It: Stories from The Talk of the Town – 2001
- Reporting: Writings from the New Yorker – 2006
- The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama – 2010
- From the Pages of the New Yorker – 2011
- We are Alive: A Portrait of Bruce Springsteen – 2013
- The New Yorker – 2018
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On April 6, 2010, Remnick published his sixth book, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama a biography of President Barack Obama.
With more than 600 pages, the book features hundreds of interviews with friends, colleagues, and other witnesses to Obama’s rise to the presidency of the United States.
In its first week of release, it placed at No. 3 on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover nonfiction and has been widely reviewed in journals.
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King of the World is a biography of Muhammad Ali written by David Remnick. In the book, Remnick focus on the period in Ali’s life from his victory in the Olympics to his second fight with Sonny Liston. The book has been described as “a book about a boxer, not a book about boxing.”
Originally published: 1998
Nominations: National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography
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Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire is a book by David Remnick released in 1993. The book is often cited as an example of New Journalism. In 1994, Remnick won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for the book.
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Reporting David Remnick
Remnick’s reporting contains his very best pieces from the last fifteen years, ranging from American politics and culture to post-Soviet Russia to the Middle East conflict; from Tony Blair grappling with Iraq, to Philip Roth making sense of America’s past, to the rise of Hamas in Palestine.
He is a writer with a rare gift for making readers understand the hearts and minds of our public figures. His style combines compassion, exuberance, empathy, and humour. In reporting, Remnick brings the written word to life, describing the world with extraordinary vividness and exceptional depth.
David Remnick Podcast
Remnick is the host of The New Yorker Radio Hour, a radio show and podcast produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.
Each episode of the podcast features a diverse mix of interviews, storytelling, profiles, and an occasional burst of humor inspired by the magazine, and shaped by its writers, editors, and artists.
The show is not a radio version of a magazine, but something on its own, reflecting the rich possibilities of audio storytelling and conversation.
David Remnick Twitter
In May 2009, he was featured in a long-form Twitter account of Dan Baum’s career as a New Yorker staff writer. The tweets that were written over the course of a week, described the difficult relationship between Baum and Remnick, his editor.
David Remnick Articles
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