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Andrew Maraniss

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Andrew Maraniss is the New York Times bestselling author of STRONG INSIDE, a biography of Perry Wallace, the first African American basketball player in the SEC. The original, adult edition of the book received the Lillian Smith Book Award and the RFK Book Awards' Special Recognition Prize, while the Middle Grade adaptation was named one of the Top Biographies and Top Sports Books for Youth by the American Library Association. Andrew's next book (Nov. 2019) GAMES OF DECEPTION, is the true story of the first U.S. Olympic basketball team, at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Andrew is a contributor to ESPN's race and sports website, TheUndefeated.com, and is a Visiting Author at Vanderbilt University Athletics. He lives in Brentwood, Tenn., ...more

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Andrew Maraniss I started doing research for the book in 2006, before I was married or had kids. Over the course of researching and writing the book, I got married, m…moreI started doing research for the book in 2006, before I was married or had kids. Over the course of researching and writing the book, I got married, moved, had two kids and took on much more responsibility at my real job. So finding time to write was always the biggest challenge: during the kids' naps on weekends, late at night after they'd gone to sleep, during mini-breaks on weekends when everyone else was out of the house for some reason. It wasn't so much a matter of inspiration, but just taking advantage of every potential moment to spend on the book. (less)
Andrew Maraniss Eating appetizers in my mother in law's kitchen! Actually, I had first written about Perry Wallace when I was a sophomore at Vanderbilt in 1989. I int…moreEating appetizers in my mother in law's kitchen! Actually, I had first written about Perry Wallace when I was a sophomore at Vanderbilt in 1989. I interviewed him for a paper in my black history class, and later talked to him for a couple of student newspaper columns. But it was 17 years later when I was at my in-laws' house, standing in their kitchen, when my father-in-law suggested I write the book, knowing that I had a huge interest in Perry and was looking for a topic for my first book. (less)
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Outsports.com review calls SINGLED OUT ‘startling,’ ‘fascinating,’ and ‘honest.’  “While many books straddle the line between sports and history, “Singled Out” is the first baseball biography I’ve read that deftly tells the story of a player’s life set against the narrative of the struggle for LGBTQ rights,” writes reviewer Ken Schultz. “It’s also the first time I’d seen my favorite sport examined

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