Barack Obama’s Literary List
In this Washington Post Live interview with opinions columnist Michele Norris and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation president Elizabeth Alexander, former president Barack Obama talked about his new memoir “A Promised Land,” his role as a writer and the literary and political influence of various writers and books. We wanted to share them with you:
“Song of Solomon” - Toni Morrison
“The Fire Next Time” - James Baldwin
“On the Road” - Jack Kerouac
“Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth” - Mohandas K. Gandhi
President Barack Obama
Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize and the New York Times bestselling author of Dreams from My Father, The Audacity of Hope, and A Promised Land. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Michelle. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.