David Remnick has been 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 of 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, where he covered stories for the Metro, Sports, and Style sections. In 1988, he started a four-year tenure as a Washington PostMoscow correspondent, an experience that formed the basis of his 1993 book on the former Soviet Union, “Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.” In 1994, “Lenin’s Tomb” received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism.
Since Remnick became editor, The New Yorker has garnered a hundred and forty-nine nominations for National Magazine Awards and has won thirty-seven. In 2001 and again in 2005, the magazine won an unprecedented five National Magazine Awards; in 2014, the magazine won four awards. In addition, in 2000 Remnick was namedAdvertising Age’s Editor of the Year.
Remnick has written six books: “Lenin’s Tomb,” “Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia,” “King of the World” (a biography of Muhammad Ali), “The Bridge” (a biography of Barack Obama), and “The Devil Problem” and “Reporting,” which are collections of some of his pieces from the magazine. Remnick has edited many anthologies of New Yorker pieces, including “Life Stories,” “Wonderful Town,” “The New Gilded Age,” “Fierce Pajamas,” “Secret Ingredients,” and “Disquiet, Please!”
Remnick has contributed to The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, Esquire, andThe New Republic. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has taught at Princeton, where he received his B.A., in 1981, and at Columbia. He lives in New York with his wife, Esther Fein; they have three children, Alex, Noah, and Natasha.
David Remnick appears in the following:
Friday, May 26, 2017
The comedian Jerrod Carmichael explains why he simply will not give back to the community. And a former lawyer for Bill Clinton explains what it really takes to end a Presidency.
Friday, May 19, 2017
In this episode, a gun blogger critiques the N.R.A., and Lena Dunham bids goodbye to “Girls.”
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Lydia Polgreen, Eli Lake, Joy Reid, and David Fahrenthold talk about the challenges the press faces in covering Trump.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Michael Anton and Robin Wright talk to David Remnick about the view of the world from inside the White House, and Trump's first trip abroad as president.
Friday, May 12, 2017
The official line on Trump’s foreign policy; Jeffrey Toobin on the firing of James Comey; and a brand-new sequel to a century-old play, Henrik Ibsen’s shocking “A Doll’s House.”
Friday, May 05, 2017
This week: Roger Corman, master of monsters; experts in espionage talk shop; and Toni Collette, who’s never played a boring character.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Donald Trump’s TV years; Steve Bannon’s Hollywood years; and Bruce Eric Kaplan on New York Street, a set in Los Angeles.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Elizabeth Warren on the future of the Democratic Party, the pianist Chilly Gonzales, and the cartoon editor Bob Mankoff.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Margaret Atwood’s realism, an evangelical climate scientist, and the dangers of working from home.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Trevor Noah, Bassem Youssef, the founders of Reductress, and Andy Borowitz talk satire; a far-right blogger in the White House looks for a fight.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Ideas to replace Obamacare that will blow your mind; Lynn Nottage’s new play about racial tension in the Rust Belt; and Jessica Lange’s foray into the art of mime.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Jill Lepore takes a look at history and the Supreme Court. And we'll learn why Mo Willems retired his enormously popular children’s-book series “Elephant and Piggie.”
Friday, March 17, 2017
In this episode, “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway, high-fashion hijabs, and the tragic life of guitar legend John Fahey.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Salman Rushdie, Tony Kushner, and Claudia Rankine talk about culture and politics in the age of Trump.
Friday, March 10, 2017
At a safe house for refugees in Buffalo, NY, the difficult process of seeking asylum becomes even harder. And an establishment conservative assesses the President’s “casual dishonesty.”
Friday, March 03, 2017
A populist uprising in an online multiplayer video game, and Jonathan Franzen’s favorite place to spot birds.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has come under fire for holding meetings with Russian officials during the presidential campaign.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Lily Tomlin reflects on falling in love and breaking taboos, and reporters in Washington and Moscow look at Trump’s vexed relationship with Russia.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Three actors in conversation at The New Yorker Festival.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Anthony Bourdain talks writing, travel, and President Obama’s eating habits, and Robin Wright looks at the dangers of foreign policy conducted by tweet.