David Remnick Writing Obama Book

01/15/2009 05:12 am 05:12:02 | Updated May 25, 2011

New Yorker editor David Remnick has recently begun writing a book focusing on Barack Obama, race and politics in America.

Remnick confirmed to Politico that he's started a book, but did not reveal details of when it might be completed, or published. It's believed to be in the formative stages.

"The germ of the book is a piece I wrote and the magazine published called 'The Joshua Generation,' which ran just after Obama's election," Remnick said, through a spokesperson.

That 13,000-word piece looked at race and politics in American through the years, and the significance of Obama's election victory in terms of being the first black president and beneficiary of the civil rights struggles of the past. In the piece, Remnick spoke with both members of Obama's inner circle and leaders of the civil rights movement

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