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

WINNER: Best Magazine Writing

WINNER: Best Magazine Writing

I'm thrilled to make my debut in Smithsonian Magazine with this strange but true thriller about the swashbuckling 18th Century naturalist Andre Michaux, and the friendship with Thomas Jefferson that nearly ruined him. Hear a podcast, too.
Home Court

Home Court

In this chronicle of the struggles of African Americans to play tennis in the segregated south, a five-year-old novice meets a doctor who changes history by building a clay court in his back yard.
The Demagogue

The Demagogue

The indictments of six people who were charged with plotting the Jan. 6 riot in the Capitol sets the stage for this profile in GQ.com. It shows the riot was fifty years in the making — not five months.

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. 

Books

Click here to learn more about Steroid Nation
Click here to learn more about Steroid Nation
Click here to learn more about Sex, Lies, and Headlocks
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