Romesh Ratnesar

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On June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan addressed a crowd of 20,000 people in West Berlin in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. The words he delivered that afternoon would become among the most famous in presidential history. “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate,” Reagan said. “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Elegant and dramatic, Tear Down This Wall is the definitive account of one of the most memorable speeches in recent history and a reminder of the power of a president’s...

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Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Read carefully

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Anything by Orwell

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. George Orwell Philip Roth Jhumpa Lahiri Michael Lewis Herman Melville Ian McEwan

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Light in August by William Faulkner Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell Martyrs' Day, by Michael Kelly Moneyball, by Michael Lewis Lenin's Tomb, by David Remnick