Sponsored by H. Newton Williams and Connie Crow
New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss writes sports and history-related nonfiction, telling stories with a larger social message. His new book, "Games of Deception," tells the true story of the first U.S. Olympic basketball team at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany.
His first book, "Strong Inside," received the Lillian Smith Book Award for civil rights and the RFK Book Awards’ Special Recognition Prize for social justice, becoming the first sports-related book ever to win either award. His Young Readers adaptation of "Strong Inside" was named one of the “Top Biographies for Youth” by the American Library Association. Andrew is a contributor to ESPN’s sports and race website, TheUndefeated.com, and is a Visiting Author at the Vanderbilt University Athletic Department.