Monday, October 29, 2012

Obama Biographer To Speak

Obama biographer David Maraniss will return to the scene of one of the key chapters in his critically acclaimed Barack Obama: The Story when he speaks about his presidential portrait in Thorne Hall.


Obama biographer David Maraniss

Photo by Linda Maraniss

The talk by the bestselling author and journalist -- just one week before the Nov. 6 election -- is free and open to the public. It will include a Q&A session and will be followed by a book signing session in the Thorne Hall lobby. 

Maraniss, a Washington Post associate editor and fellow of the Society of American Historians, is the author of critically acclaimed and bestselling books on Bill Clinton, Vince Lombardi (which was turned into a Broadway musical), Vietnam and the sixties, Roberto Clemente, and the 1960 Rome Olympics.

He won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Clinton, was part of the Post team that won the 2007 Pulitzer for coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy, and has been a Pulitzer finalist on three other occasions.