Nebraska Authors

Lars Anderson

Born Lincoln, NE (USA)

Main Motor Sports Writer for Sports Illustrated Magazine

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Northfield, MN
New York, NY
Glasgow, Scotland
Birmingham, AL

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism
  • Biography


Sports Writing; Sports Biography; Sports History


Bachelor of Arts, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Master of Science Degree, School of Journalism, Columbia University, New York, NY


Sports Writer
Assistant Director, Instructor, Department of Journalism, Alabama Program for Sports Communication

Places Worked

Lincoln Journal Star
Sports Illustrated
Alabama Program for Sports Communication
University of Alabama


Pickup Artists. 1998.
The Proving Ground: A Season on the Fringe in NFL Europe. 2001.
The All-Americans. 2005.
Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football's Greatest Battle. 2007.
The First Star: Red Grange and the Barnstorming Tour that Launched the NFL. 2009.
The Storm and the Tide : Tragedy, Hope and Triumph in Tuscaloosa. 2014.
The Mannings : The Fall and Rise of a Football Family. 2016.

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