The New York Times bestseller Strong Inside is the first book by Andrew Maraniss. Andrew studied history at Vanderbilt University as a recipient of the Fred Russell - Grantland Rice sportswriting scholarship, graduating in 1992. He then worked for five years in Vanderbilt's athletic department as the associate director of media relations, dealing primarily with the men's basketball team. In 1998, he served as the media relations manager for the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays during the team's inaugural season, and then returned to Nashville to join MP&F Public Relations, where he became a partner. Andrew is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Nashville. The son of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author David Maraniss and trailblazing environmentalist Linda Maraniss, Andrew was born in Madison, Wis., grew up in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas and now lives in Brentwood, Tenn., with his wife, Alison, and their two young children. Follow Andrew on Twitter @trublu24 and visit his website at www.andrewmaraniss.com. Strong Inside was a recipient of the 2015 RFK Book Awards "Special Recognition" honor and the 2015 Lillian Smith Book Award. A Middle Grade version of the book (ages 10-14) will be published by Philomel in January 2017.Read more Read less
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