The New Yorker Editor David Remnick to Lecture at FDU
Teaneck, NJ (October 9, 2006) — The celebrated journalist, author, historian and editor of The New Yorker, David Remnick, will discuss “Investigative Journalism and the Free Press” on Wednesday, November 1 in a Gene Barnett Literary Society Lecture at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Born and raised in Bergen County, Remnick began his reporting career as a staff writer at the Washington Post. He accepted the position as the newspaper’s Moscow correspondent in 1990, a four-year tenure that formed the basis of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire.” The book also received a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism.
Remnick joined The New Yorker in 1992 and has written over a hundred pieces for the magazine. His subjects have included Bill Clinton, Shimon Peres, Philip Roth, Alekasandr Solzhenitsyn, Michael Jordan, Ralph Ellison and Pope John Paul II.
He was named editor in 1998 and since his appointment, the magazine has won 21 National Magazine Awards for general excellence, profile writing, essays, fiction, special interest and criticism.
Remnick has published or edited nine works of non-fiction. Among them are “Resurrection,” the first book to cover the recent elections in Russia; “King of the World” on Muhammad Ali; “Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker,” and “Reporting,” a collection of his writings from the New Yorker.
The lecture at FDU begins at 8 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, on the Hackensack side of the Metropolitan Campus. It will be followed by a question-and-answer period with the audience and books will be available for sale and signing. There is no advance ticket sale and the public is welcome at $10 per person. The doors will open at 7:15 p.m. For further information, call 201 692 7028.