David Maraniss: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

David Maraniss

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter and Bestselling Author

David Maraniss is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author. His books have covered such varied topics as Bill Clinton, the sports legends Vince Lombardi and Roberto Clemente, and the Vietnam War. His writing has been hailed by the International Herald Tribune as bringing “to mind the versatility and depth of David Halberstam.”

In 2009, he released one of his groundbreaking books titled Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World, a story that weaves sports, politics, and history into a tour de force about the 1960 Rome Olympics, eighteen days of theater, suspense, victory, and defeat. Using the meticulous research and sweeping narrative style that have become his trademark, Maraniss reveals the rich palate of character, competition, and meaning that gave Rome 1960 its singular essence.

His most recent book Barack Obama: The Story is a captivating new biography that reveals the struggles that shaped the first black president of the United States and the reasons behind his actions and thoughts. Considered one of the most notable books of 2012, New York Times Book Review affirms that “This huge and absorbing new biography, full of previously unexplored detail, shows that Obama’s saga is more surprising and gripping than the version we’re familiar with.”

As a reporter for the Washington Post Maraniss was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his stories about the life and career of candidate Bill Clinton in the 1992 campaign for the U.S.presidency. He also was part of The Washington Post team that won a 2008 Pulitzer for the newspaper's coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting. He has won several other notable awards for achievements in journalism, including the George Polk Award, the Dirksen Prize for Congressional Reporting, the ASNE Laventhol Prize for Deadline Writing, the Hancock Prize for Financial Writing, the Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Frankfort Book Prize, the Eagleton Book Prize, the Ambassador Book Prize, and Latino Book Prize.

An associate editor at The Washington Post, Maraniss is the author of four critically acclaimed and bestselling books, When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton, They Marched Into Sunlight – War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967, and Clemente – The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero. He is also the author of The Clinton Enigma and co-author of The Prince of Tennessee: Al Gore Meets His Fate and Tell Newt to Shut Up!

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  • When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi
  • The Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967
  • Rome 1960: The Olympics that Changed the World

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