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'O: A Presidential Novel': Who Wrote It? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 01/18/11 04:11 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

Simon & Schuster will publish the anonymous "O: A Presidential Novel" this month, a political fantasy novel described as "provocative" by its publisher Jonathan Karp on a new website created for the book. The announcement of the book's release has sparked a wave of theories about the identity of its author, with speculation ranging from Joe Klein and humorist Christopher Buckley to Jon Stewart and Obama campaign guru David Plouffe. Even HuffPost's own Howard Fineman.

Here are a roundup of a few key suspects. Who do you think wrote "O"? Let us know in the comments section below.

Christopher Buckley
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The political satirist, who is known to be a friend of Simon and Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp, has become a likely suspect as the author of "O."

When asked via email by The Huffington Post, Buckley responded:

Oh God. It begins. Didn't we go through this last time with Primary
Colors? Which I reviewed for the New Yorker?
I quote Sally Quinn, upon the unmasking of Joe Klein: "I was kind of hoping it would turn out to be me."
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