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New Yorker editor Remnick to speak, Nov. 20

David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker and a 1981 Princeton alumnus, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in McCosh 50.

In "A Conversation With David Remnick," he will participate in a discussion with Michael Wood, the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature, on topics ranging from Russian politics to the U.S. presidential race to famed journalist A.J. Liebling.

Remnick was a member of the University Press Club as an undergraduate and a founder of the Nassau Weekly. He joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 1992 after 10 years at the Washington Post. He has been editor-in-chief of the magazine since 1998.

Remnick won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his book "Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire." In 2002, he was selected to receive the University's Woodrow Wilson Award. His most recent book, "Reporting: Writings From The New Yorker," was published earlier this year. His other books include "King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero" and "Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia."

The talk, designated as a Walter E. Edge Lecture, is part of the University Public Lectures Series.

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