David Mandel Publishes a New Short Story in The New York Times

By Maryann Yin 

New York Times NYT LogoDavid Mandel, the executive producer of the HBO series Veep, collaborated with the Veep writing crew to create a new short story for The New York Times Book Review. The piece, entitled “Hillary’s First 100 Days,” has been posted on the publication’s website.

The New York Times Book Review tasked Mandel to write a story about the current United States presidential race. Here’s an excerpt from this fictional story on the former Secretary of State:

“President Clinton appoints Katy Perry secretary of transportation. Perry will go down in history as the greatest transportation secretary since John A. Volpe and the hottest since Norman ­Mineta.”

Earlier this year, The New York Times released the first “election fiction” piece entitled “The Arrangements.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the writer behind “The Arrangements,” focused on the Republican Party presidential nominee, Donald Trump.