Saline District Library today announced that David Maraniss – author of Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story – will pay a special visit to the library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, for an afternoon of first-rate storytelling; book signing and question-and-answer time with guests.
David Maraniss is visiting the Saline District Library as part of the Library of Michigan’s 2016 “Michigan Notable Authors Tour.” This year, several authors whose engaging works were chosen as 2016 Michigan Notable Books selections will visit nearly 50 libraries throughout the state.
“It’s a literary treat to have David Maraniss in our community, sharing his captivating work with our friends and neighbors in such an open, accessible way,” said Mary Ellen Mulcrone, interim director of the Saline District Library. “Michigan is home to some of the best stories and storytellers found anywhere in the country. An author of David Maraniss’ caliber here, in our library, will make it an afternoon to remember.”
David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post. His newest book Once in A Great City: A Detroit Story is a New York Times bestseller and was selected as a top 2015 book pick by Washington Post and The Economist among others. His other critically acclaimed and bestselling books include: Barack Obama: The Story; When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi; First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton; They Marched into Sunlight—War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967; Clemente—The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Lost Hero; and Rome 1960: The Summer Olympics That Stirred the World. He is also the author of Into the Story: A Writer’s Journey Through Life, Politics, Sports and Loss and The Clinton Enigma.
Maraniss is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Pulitzer for national reporting in 1993 for his newspaper coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton. He also was part of The Washington Post team that won a 2008 Pulitzer for the newspaper’s coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting. He has won several other notable awards for achievements in journalism, including the George Polk Award, the Dirksen Prize for Congressional Reporting, the ASNE Laventhol Prize for Deadline Writing, the Hancock Prize for Financial Writing, the Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Frankfort Book Prize, the Eagleton Book Prize, the Ambassador Book Proze, and Latino Book Prize.
“This year’s Michigan Notable Books delve into wonderfully diverse topics and offer something of interest for just about everyone,” said State Librarian Randy Riley. “The tour offers the opportunity for book enthusiasts in many corners of the state to join in the conversation about what constitutes ‘great writing’ and to hear from some of the Great Lakes region’s most beloved authors.”
Michigan Notable Books is designed to promote reading and raise awareness of Michigan’s literary heritage. The program annually selects 20 of the most outstanding books published in that year – titles that are reflective of Michigan's diverse ethnic, historical, literary and cultural experience.
The 2016 Michigan Notable Books program and tour are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Library of Michigan, the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Humanities Council, Meijer, and the Michigan Center for the Book. Media Sponsors are Mittenlit.com, City Pulse, Dome, Queue Advertising and Tom Gennara Photography.
The Saline District Library is located at 555 N. Maple Road, Saline, MI 48176. For details about this author event, call 734-429-5450 or visit online at www.salinelibrary.org.