David Maraniss ( ; born 1949) is an American journalist and author, currently serving as an associate editor for .
The Washington Post
He received a
Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1993 for his coverage of then-candidate Bill Clinton during the 1992 United States presidential election.
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.
Personal life [ edit ]
Maraniss and wife Linda live in
Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin. His son, Andrew Maraniss is also an author and has been on the list in 2015. New York Times best-seller
Maraniss has written or co-authored numerous books, most of which are
biographies of politicians or athletes, and all of which were published by Simon & Schuster.
Interviews and presentations
First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton 1995
*, Booknotes interview with Maraniss, May 7, 1995 C-SPAN *Presentation by Maraniss, May 15, 1995, C-SPAN *Presentation by Maraniss, November 4, 1998, C-SPAN
Tell Newt to Shut Up! 1996
Newt Gingrich, The Republican Revolution
*Presentation by Maraniss, May 20, 1996 Co-authored with Michael Weisskopf
The Clinton Enigma: A Four-and-a-Half Minute Speech Reveals This President's Entire Life 1998
Bill Clinton, Lewinsky scandal
*Presentation by Maraniss, November 4, 1998, C-SPAN *Presentation by Maraniss, February 23, 1999, C-SPAN
When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi 1999
The Prince of Tennessee: Al Gore Meets His Fate 2000
*Presentation by Maraniss and Nakashima, September 26, 2000 Co-authored with Ellen Nakashima
They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 2003
Battle of Ong Thanh, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Student protests against the Vietnam War
*Interview on They Marched into Sunlight at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library *Presentation by Maraniss at the Wisconsin Historical Society, April 8, 2002 *Part one and Part two of interview with Maraniss, September 28 and November 16, 2003, C-SPAN Winner of the 2004 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.
Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero 2006
Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World 2008
1960 Summer Olympics *
Presentation by Maraniss at the Free Library of Philadelphia, July 10, 2008, C-SPAN * , Q&A interview with Maraniss, July 13, 2008 C-SPAN * Presentation by Maraniss at the National Book Festival, September 27, 2008, C-SPAN
Into the Story: A Writer's Journey through Life, Politics, Sports and Loss 2010
ISBN 9781439167526 Autobiography
Barack Obama: The Story 2012
Barack Obama *
Interview with Maraniss, June 17, 2012, C-SPAN * Cassie M. Chew; Meena Ganesan (July 9, 2012). "David Maraniss on Writing Obama's 'Story. '" PBS Newshour. * Presentation by Maraniss at the National Book Festival, September 23, 2012, C-SPAN * Interview with Maraniss, Tucson Festival of Books, March 15, 2015, C-SPAN
Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story 2015
Detroit, Michigan *
Interview with Maraniss, October 20, 2014, C-SPAN * Presentation by Maraniss at the Detroit Historical Society, October 3, 2015, C-SPAN * Presentation by Maraniss at the Wisconsin Book Festival, October 24, 2015, C-SPAN
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