Interview with David Maraniss
Join Bonnie Jean Feldkamp as she talks to Biographer David Maraniss for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Discover valuable insights into the search for truth, especially as it applies to personal stories. David Maraniss, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, best-selling author, and Washington Post associate editor will share his writing experiences. His book, A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father (2019) is about his father, Elliott Maraniss, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-Black company in the Pacific. He was spied on by the FBI, named as a Communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years. Yet his father never lost faith in America and emerged on the other side with his family and optimism intact.
How does one navigate writing about personal and painful memories, especially when it focuses on family? Get your questions answered. Mr. Maraniss won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, and has authored books about President Barack Obama, the 1960 Summer Olympics, Vince Lombardi, The Vietnam War, Newt Gingrich, President Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Roberto Clemente and more.
A Good American Family is available on Amazon
This event event is FREE for NSNC members. Nonmembers are $45. Register HERE