Tucson Festival of Books

David Maraniss



Lucian Perkins

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. 

Maraniss 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. "Path Lit by Lightning" is his latest book.

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Awards: Pulitzer Prize, J. Anthony Lukas Prize, Ambassador Book Prize, Latino Book Prize, Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize


Scheduled events:
Olympic Legends
Jim Thorpe, Charles Daniels and Luisa Harris were Olympic heroes in their respective sports. All of them took different yet difficult roads to the awards stand. Today we'll see why Thorpe, Daniels and Harris were heroes in more ways than one.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Michael Loynd, Andrew Maraniss, David Maraniss
Moderator: Anne Montgomery
Meet Jim Thorpe, the Person
Jim Thorpe, a Native American who became an Olympic hero, is remembered as perhaps the greatest athlete of his generation. But who was he, really? David Maraniss decided to find out. Today we will, too!

Arizona Daily Star Stage (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales Area - Arizona Daily Star Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: David Maraniss
Moderator: Brett Fera
Sports Royalty
Not without hardship and personal pain, some athletes rise above all the others. They become sports royalty. In this session, we will roll out the red carpet for Bo Jackson, Jim Thorpe and Charles Daniels ... and their biographers: Jeff Pearlman, David Maraniss and Michael Lloyd.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Michael Loynd, David Maraniss, Jeff Pearlman
Moderator: Damien Alameda

Books:
Path Lit by Lightning
The Life of Jim Thorpe
Sports
Simon & Schuster
August 2022
ISBN 9781476748412
608 pages
$29.99
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A Good American Family
The Red Scare and My Father
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon & Schuster
November 2020
ISBN 9781501178399
Paperback, 432 pages
$17.00, INSTORE
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