David Remnick has been the editor of the New Yorker since 1998. He was a staff writer for the magazine from 1992 to 1998 and, previous to that, the Washington Posts correspondent in the Soviet Union. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his book Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.
Salman Rushdie on the 'good-looking young boxer with the big loud mouth', from his introduction to the Picador Classic edition of David Remnick's classic biography of America's most dynamic modern hero, King of the World.