Shaun Assael

is an award-winning journalist, author and producer who covers politics, sports and true crime… sometimes all at once.

Dept. of (my) History

Dept. of (my) History

One of my most challenging assignments involved looking into the death of an African American teen found hanged in a small Southern town. What I learned doesn’t square with a new documentary about his death.

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The reviews are in, and Pariah, Showtime’s documentary adaptation of my book, The Murder of Sonny Liston, is a hit. You can see it on Showtime, and watch the trailer here. 

Best Sports Book
The Boston Globe

A thrilling mystery.
Leave it to Liston to emerge as its larger-than-life anti-hero.”

Nick Pileggi
author of Wiseguy and Casino

As tough and pounding
as its subject.”

Robert Lipsyte
author of The Contender and An Accidental Sportswriter

The Murder of Sonny Liston Book Cover
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