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Lars Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Chasing the Bear and The Quarterback Whisperer (with Coach Arians).  A twenty-year veteran of Sports Illustrated, Anderson wrote over two-dozen cover stories for the magazine. From 2015–17, Anderson was a senior writer at Bleacher Report, where he was the sport site’s primary long-form writer. Currently on the faculty of the University of Alabama as a senior instructor in the department of Journalism and Creative Media, Anderson specializes in teaching sports writing and long-form writing. He is also the co-host of the “The Jay Barker Show with Lars Anderson” that airs Monday through Friday on a dozen radio stations throughout the South. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Anderson earned his Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama. 

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