Marc, a Senior Editor at The Washington Post, reports and writes on a wide range of topics. Most recently, he wrote Trump Revealed, a biography of Donald Trump. 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. More about Marc.
Fisher previously 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 was also Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, teaching a course on the Journalism of Daily Life.
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 reporting in Germany, beginning with the dramatic events of autumn 1989.
Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power is the most thorough and wide-ranging examination of Donald Trump’s public and private lives to date, from an award-winning team of Washington Post journalists. Read excerpts:
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“It’s ridiculous. They know nothing about me. I won’t be reading it.”
— Donald Trump, about this book to the New York Post, April 12, 2016
“If it’s a bad book, it would be very detrimental to me. It shouldn’t be a bad book. If you’re going to do it, we might as well try and get it right…. That’s why I’m talking to you.”
— Trump, to the authors, April 21, 2016
“This is a lot of fun. Let’s keep talking.”
— Trump, to the authors, April 21, 2016
“If you do a negative book on me, watch: it won’t sell. It’s probably going to be a negative book, but what the hell.”
— Trump, to the authors, June 9, 2016
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting
Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service
A sweeping, anecdotal account of the great sounds and voices of radio and how it became a bonding agent for a generation of American youth. Read excerpts:
“Marc Fisher is a sage of American popular culture, and his writing about radio and rock at the height of their influence is as lively and entertaining as the subject. Something in the Air has an uplifting pulse; it is also an important work of unconventional history.”
— Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Ghost Wars”
A wildly entertaining, definitive book on the history and future of radio. Fisher's energetic, backbeat-style prose is just right.
— George Pelecanos, author of “The Night Gardener”
A rich and vibrant cultural history, brimming with small, poignant surprises and big, outlandish personalities. Something in the Air transcends the story of radio to tell a larger story of how modern America talks to itself.
— Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “An Army at Dawn” and “The Long Gray Line”
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 reporting in Germany, beginning with the dramatic events of autumn 1989.