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About David

Journalist, Grandfather, Author

David Maraniss is a New York Times bestselling author and associate editor at The Washington Post. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and won a Pulitzer for National Reporting for his 1992 coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton. 

“As a journalist for almost 45 years, and now author for more than 25, I’ve learned that there’s always more.”

David was also part of The Washington Post team that won a Pulitzer for their 2007 coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting. His writing has won several other notable awards, including the George Polk Award, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, Anthony Lukas Book Prize, and Frankfurt eBook Award. He currently lives in Washington D.C. and Madison, WI with his wife Linda.

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  • A Good American Family: Book Reading

    Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss for a talk about his new book, A Good American Family. A riveting book with powerful resonance today it captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s through the chilling yet affirming story of his family’s ordeal, from blacklisting to vindication. 
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