David Maraniss at the 2012 Texas Book Festival.
|Notable awards||1993 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting|
Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss received an honorary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the Spring commencement ceremony on May 16, 2014.
Maraniss began his journalism career as a high school student in Madison, Wisconsin, where he covered antiwar protests and high school football for a local daily newspaper. He joined The Washington Post in 1977 and has served it in various capacities since. The Post assigned him the job of biographer for their coverage of 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Maraniss has written or co-authored several books, in particular including biographies of politicians and sportspeople.
- First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton. Simon & Schuster. 1995. ISBN 0684818906.
- Tell Newt To Shut Up!. Simon & Schuster. 1996. ISBN 9780684832937.; an account of the so-called Gingrich Revolution of '94, co-authored with Michael Weisskopf
- The Clinton Enigma: A Four-and-a-Half Minute Speech Reveals This President's Entire Life. Simon & Schuster. 1998. ISBN 9780684862965.
- When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi. Simon & Schuster. 1999. ISBN 9780684872902.
- The Prince of Tennessee: Al Gore Meets His Fate. Simon & Schuster. 2000. ISBN 9780743204118.; a biography of Al Gore co-authored with Ellen Nakashima (2001).
- They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 (2003). For this book he was awarded the 2004 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.
- Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero'. Simon & Schuster. 2006. ISBN 9781416534105.
- Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World (2008).
- Into the Story: A Writer's Journey through Life, Politics, Sports and Loss. Simon & Schuster. 2010. ISBN 9781439167526.
- Barack Obama: The Story. Simon & Schuster. June 19, 2012. ISBN 9781439167533.
- Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story. Simon & Schuster. 2015. ISBN 9781476748382. OCLC 894936463.
- Official website
- Interview on They Marched into Sunlight at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Cassie M. Chew; Meena Ganesan (July 9, 2012). "David Maraniss on Writing Obama's 'Story'". PBS Newshour.
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