What We Are Reading Today: Barack and Joe

Updated 19 October 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Barack and Joe

Author: Steven Levingston

Barack and Joe is an intimate look at the making of the powerful partnership between former US President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Based on original interviews, media reports, memoirs and other accounts, Barack and Joe is the first book to tell the full story of their historic relationship and its substantial impact on the Obama presidency and its legacy.
Author Steven Levingston “does a great job recounting the veepstakes process of Obama picking Biden to be his running mate,” said a review in goodreads.com.
In a review for The New York Times, Jason Zengerle said that Levingston “spends much of Barack and Joe dwelling on the public-facing aspect of — and public response to — their ‘bromance. He quotes from both men’s Twitter and Instagram accounts; late-night hosts, cable news gasbags and Internet meme-makers are all frequently cited.”
Levingston is the non-fiction book editor of the Washington Post and author of Kennedy and King, Little Demon in the City of Light and The Kennedy Baby.


Award-winning writers coming to Dubai for Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

British author Nadiya Hussain among guests at the 2020 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. (Photo: AFP)
Updated 13 November 2019

Award-winning writers coming to Dubai for Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

  • The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is back, and it’s bigger than ever
  • The literature event will bring together an array of celebrated names in the literature world under one roof

DUBAI: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is back, and it’s bigger than ever. Kicking off on Feb. 4 until 9 at the InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, the annual event has an exciting program lined up for the region’s bookworms.

The festival will bring together an array of celebrated names in the literature world under one roof, including TV presenter, cook and bestselling author Nadiya Hussain, explorer Ranulph Fiennes, visual artist and children’s book author, Oliver Jeffers and TV astronomer and space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock. What’s more, the UAE’s first Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansouri will also make an appearance.

Ahlam Bolooki, the festival director for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature said in an official press statement: “With the stellar line-up for the 2020 Festival, there is no better place to search for the answers, whatever your question may be. We have writers to entertain, inspire, challenge and excite people from all walks of life and of all ages.”

Tickets will be on sale to the public from Nov. 14.