The Washington Post invites readers to explore the 2016 presidential election and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump in full during a conversation about the new biography, “Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power” on Thursday, September 8 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. The ticketed event at The Post’s headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. will feature an hour-long discussion and reception where guests can pick up a free, hard-copy edition of “Trump Revealed” with the purchase of a $30 ticket. The discussion will kick off at 6 p.m. and include the book’s principal authors, Post journalists Marc Fisher (moderator) and Michael Kranish, along with several of the paper’s award-winning reporters and researchers whose in-depth reporting on Trump contributed to the book’s publishing. Together the panelists will look at the state of the 2016 presidential race, hot-button campaign issues, and explore every aspect of Trump’s life from his privileged upbringing in Queens to his astonishing rise to seize the Republican candidacy for president and his current policy stances.

A conversation with the Washington Post journalists behind
“Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power”
Thursday, September 8
@ The Washington Post
1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20071
$30 per ticket
5:30 p.m. – Doors open
6:00 p.m. – Panel discussion
7:00 p.m. – Reception
Free hard-copy editions of “Trump Revealed” will be available for each $30 ticket-holder

Tickets to the “Trump Revealed” conversation on Thursday, September 8 can be purchased online in advance at

Marc Fisher, senior editor: Marc Fisher has reported on a wide range of topics in three decades at The Washington Post, where he is a senior editor. He is the co-author of “Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power,” a biography of Donald Trump (Scribner, 2016). He previously was The Post’s Enterprise Editor, leading a team of writers creating narrative journalism and experimenting with new forms of storytelling for digital and print editions of the newspaper. For a decade, Fisher wrote The Post’s local column and a blog, “Raw Fisher.” Earlier, he was the paper’s Special Reports Editor, wrote about politics and culture for the Style section, served as Central Europe bureau chief on The Post’s Foreign staff, and covered the D.C. schools and D.C. politics for the Metro section, where he was also an Assistant City Editor. His history of radio since the advent of television, “Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation” (Random House, 2007), traces radio’s role in the nation’s popular culture from 1950 to the present, focusing on how old media adapt when new technologies burst onto the marketplace. While writing that book, he was a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. He has also served as Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, teaching a course on the Journalism of Daily Life, and as a visiting professor of creative writing at American University. Fisher is also the author of “After the Wall: Germany, the Germans and the Burdens of History” (Simon and Schuster, 1995). The book is a reporter’s view of Germany after reunification, focusing on the country’s struggle with its history during a century of trauma and aggression. The book stemmed from Fisher’s four years covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and the unification of Germany.
Michael Kranish, national political investigative reporter: Michael Kranish is a national political investigative reporter for The Washington Post. Previously, he was Washington Bureau deputy chief of The Boston Globe, where he covered Congress, the White House, and national politics. In 2016, he was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists award for Washington Correspondence, and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for feature writing, both for a Globe series called Divided Nation. Kranish, a native of the Washington area, is the co-author of biographies of John F. Kerry and Mitt Romney, and author of “Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War.”

Following the hour-long discussion, audience members are invited to stay for a reception of light refreshments and the opportunity to speak with The Washington Post reporters who worked on the book.

Stories based on the book reporting for “Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power” can be read in The Washington Post ahead of its August 23 publish date. “Trump Revealed” can be pre-ordered online here.

C-SPAN will film the conversation and air it on C-SPAN2’s Book TV at a later date.