After chronicling President Obama’s 2008 electoral upset in “Game Change” and his 2012 re-election bid in “Double Down,” the most famous political scribes in America are collaborating on a new book about the 2016 election.
The book, which has yet to be titled, will chronicle “Donald Trump’s dramatic and improbable victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” according to a press release from Penguin, the book’s publisher. HBO, which produced the film adaptation of “Game Change,” has already acquired the rights to the forthcoming book.
During the campaign, Halperin and Heilemann we co-hosts of “All Due Respect,” a political affairs show for Bloomberg Politics. They left Bloomberg Politics after the election in a reorganization that saw the cancellation of the show.
Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of Poynter.org. He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism innovation, business practices and ethics. He’s also reported for USA TODAY College and The Sacramento Bee, and he was editor in chief of The Orion, Chico State’s student-run newspaper. An Air Force brat who grew up around Northern California, he’s still adjusting to the Florida sunshine.