David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1977. He is the winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his articles on the life and times of Bill Clinton, was part of the Post team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy, and edited the Post series on Walter Reed Medical Center that received the 2008 Pulitzer gold medal. He has been a Pulitzer finalist two other times for his journalism and again for They Marched Into Sunlight, his book about Vietnam and the sixties.
His latest book is Into the Story: A Writer's Journey Through Life, Politics, Sports and Loss. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling books First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton, When Pride Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, and Rome 1960: When the World Stirred at the Summer Olympics. He is now researching a multigenerational biography of Barack Obama entitled Out of This World, to be published in 2012.
His book on Vince Lombardi has been turned into a Broadway play that opened in October 2010 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Mr. Maraniss is a fellow of the Society of American Historians. He and his wife Linda, an environmentalist, have two children, Andrew Maraniss and Sarah Maraniss Vander Schaaff, and three grandchildren, Heidi, Ava and Eliza. They live in Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin.