A Washington Post Live Special: Barack Obama In Conversation With Michele Norris and Elizabeth Alexander
By Washington Post Live
November 23, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. UTC
Barack Obama has just released “A Promised Land,” the first volume of a memoir chronicling his presidency. On Monday, Nov. 23 the former president will sit down with Washington Post opinions columnist Michele Norris and Elizabeth Alexander, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for an in-depth, live interview.
As early readers of his manuscript, Norris and Alexander will ask Obama to share his approach to writing and the cultural and literary influences in his life. They will also discuss the impact of his historic presidency and how he views the country today.
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.
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