netherland.jpgPresident Barack Obama is reading Joseph O’Neill‘s “Netherland” right now, the NY Times reports–more good news for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award winner.

This bit of presidential intelligence came out at the end of a much longer interview about the economy, but journalist David Leonhardt thought the tidbit was worth including at the top of the piece. Last week novelist Colson Whitehead discovered that the President had already read his book.

Here’s Whitehead’s happy Tweet: “Nexis find: Chicago Sun Times 1/22/03, in Meet Obama Q&A: Last Movie Seen…Last Good Book Read: John Henry Days [!]” (Via Afterword)