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Michael Wolff

7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2024

Page Hall, UAlbany Downtown Campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203
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Free parking. Free and open to the public.

Michael Wolff blew the lid off the Trump White House with his 2018 book Fire and Fury — written after being granted unprecedented access as a “fly on the wall” observer inside the West Wing throughout most of the first year of Trump’s presidency.

The book debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list in January 2018, and within a week had become the fastest selling book in the history of Henry Holt and Company, with over 700,000 orders shipped and 1.4 million orders placed.


Wolff’s new book is The Fall: The End of Fox News and the Murdoch Dynasty (2023). Michelle Goldberg of the New York Times called it, "Amusingly vicious and very well-timed.” 

His other books include the seminal biography of Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News. A two-time winner of the National Magazine Awards, he has been a columnist for New York magazine, Vanity Fair, British GQ, the Hollywood Reporter, and the Guardian.

Michael Wolff's The Fall book cover

Praise for The Fall:

"Riveting. . . . A dishy look at the decline of Fox News. Wolff offers his typically no-holds-barred look at the powerful personalities at the top of the network. . . . He harbors no qualms about consorting with some of America’s worst people — nor about burning them blithely in service of his narrative. . . . Fox’s marquee talents are not spared Wolff’s gimlet eye. . . . He offers countless lacerating portraits." — The Washington Post

"Amusingly vicious and very well-timed. . . . In Wolff’s telling, Murdoch is a sort of hapless Frankenstein, abominating the monster he set loose on the world but unsure how to fight him."
—Michelle Goldberg, The New York Times

"Wolff, author of a spate of books skewering the dysfunctional Trump presidency, returns to his investigation of the Murdochs with a fast-paced, gossip-filled recounting of family drama—rivaling Succession in intrigue and bitter strife—and the travails and scandals that have roiled Fox News. . . . Wolff is merciless."
—Kirkus Reviews

Michael Wolff. Photo credit Jen Harris

(Photo credit: Jen Harris)

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