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Author Erik Larson — Serious Jibber-Jabber with Conan O
Author Erik Larson — Serious Jibber-Jabber with Conan O'Brien - CONAN on TBS
Published: 2015/08/03
Channel: Team Coco
Q&A: Author Erik Larson
Q&A: Author Erik Larson
Published: 2011/07/26
Channel: C-SPAN
Erik Larson: "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" | Talks at Google
Erik Larson: "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" | Talks at Google
Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: Talks at Google
The Origin of Larson
The Origin of Larson's 'Devil in the White City'
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: Wall Street Journal
WSJ Books: Discussion with Author Erik Larson
WSJ Books: Discussion with Author Erik Larson
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: Wall Street Journal
Erik Larson on How He Gets His Ideas
Erik Larson on How He Gets His Ideas
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: Wall Street Journal
Author Erik Larson on DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Author Erik Larson on DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Published: 2015/03/19
Channel: Crown Publishing Group
Authors Revealed - Erik Larson
Authors Revealed - Erik Larson
Published: 2011/05/20
Channel: nctv17
Erik Larson | March 23, 2015 | Appel Salon
Erik Larson | March 23, 2015 | Appel Salon
Published: 2015/04/14
Channel: torontopubliclibrary
Kirkus TV Interview with Bestselling Author Erik Larson
Kirkus TV Interview with Bestselling Author Erik Larson
Published: 2015/03/16
Channel: KirkusReviews
BookTV: Erik Larson, "In the Garden of Beasts"
BookTV: Erik Larson, "In the Garden of Beasts"
Published: 2011/06/13
Channel: BookTV
Hotel Angeline: Writer
Hotel Angeline: Writer's Quirks (feat. Erik Larson, Julia Quinn, many more)
Published: 2011/05/10
Channel: Open Road Media
Erik Larson: Remembering the Lusitania
Erik Larson: Remembering the Lusitania
Published: 2015/04/15
Channel: The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Erik Larson Reads From New Book,
Erik Larson Reads From New Book, 'Dead Wake'
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: Wall Street Journal
What Erik Larson DIDN
What Erik Larson DIDN'T Say in Dead Wake
Published: 2015/08/14
Channel: Deadly Secret of the Lusitania
Erik Larson Interview
Erik Larson Interview
Published: 2011/06/09
Channel: Bill Kenower
Erik Larson on the Lusitania, suspenseful nonfiction and DEAD WAKE
Erik Larson on the Lusitania, suspenseful nonfiction and DEAD WAKE
Published: 2015/03/03
Channel: Crown Publishing Group
Review: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Review: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Published: 2014/08/10
Channel: Books&Bits
Author Erik Larson on his first memorable piece of writing | authorcuts
Author Erik Larson on his first memorable piece of writing | authorcuts
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: papercuts
Erik Larson: Bring your book, pass it over, run
Erik Larson: Bring your book, pass it over, run
Published: 2015/03/08
Channel: USA TODAY
HB - Erik Larson
HB - Erik Larson
Published: 2012/09/08
Channel: HateBrakers
Author Erik Larson on Britain
Author Erik Larson on Britain's breaking of German naval codes
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: MPRdotOrg
Erik Larson-In the Garden of Beasts-Bookbits author interview
Erik Larson-In the Garden of Beasts-Bookbits author interview
Published: 2011/06/23
Channel: Craig Rintoul
BOMC Favorites: Erik Larson
BOMC Favorites: Erik Larson
Published: 2011/06/16
Channel: BookOfTheMonthClub
Erik Larson on Odd Characters and
Erik Larson on Odd Characters and 'The Sound of Music'
Published: 2015/03/12
Channel: Wall Street Journal
OBM - Author - Erik Larson (born 1954)
OBM - Author - Erik Larson (born 1954)
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: Our Best Moments
Joan Mackenzie reviews Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Joan Mackenzie reviews Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Published: 2015/03/31
Channel: JoansBookReviews
Isaac
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History Book by Erik Larson
Published: 2015/06/20
Channel: hamishpatterson family
WSJ Book Club: Erik Larson on "The Maltese Falcon"
WSJ Book Club: Erik Larson on "The Maltese Falcon"
Published: 2015/03/31
Channel: Wall Street Journal
Hotel Angeline: Erik Larson, Chapter 24
Hotel Angeline: Erik Larson, Chapter 24
Published: 2011/04/25
Channel: Open Road Media
Erik Larson: Our Voice
Erik Larson: Our Voice
Published: 2012/02/28
Channel: skycladdy
The True Story Behind "The Devil in the White City" (2003)
The True Story Behind "The Devil in the White City" (2003)
Published: 2016/06/24
Channel: The Film Archives
Biographile presents: Erik Larson on German U-boat Captain Who Sank the Lusitania
Biographile presents: Erik Larson on German U-boat Captain Who Sank the Lusitania
Published: 2015/03/11
Channel: Crown Publishing Group
Erik Larson on Lusitania passengers watching the torpedo approach
Erik Larson on Lusitania passengers watching the torpedo approach
Published: 2015/04/02
Channel: MPRdotOrg
Erik Larsen Interview at NYCC 2016
Erik Larsen Interview at NYCC 2016
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: ComicsVerse
Erik Larson on the photos of those who died when the Lusitania sank
Erik Larson on the photos of those who died when the Lusitania sank
Published: 2015/04/02
Channel: MPRdotOrg
Mysteries of the Lusitania disaster resurface
Mysteries of the Lusitania disaster resurface
Published: 2015/03/18
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Erik Larson, "Isaac
Erik Larson, "Isaac's Storm"
Published: 2017/09/07
Channel: BookTV
BTV: 2011 Book Expo America, Book and Author Breakfast
BTV: 2011 Book Expo America, Book and Author Breakfast
Published: 2011/05/31
Channel: BookTV
Erik Larson - Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Erik Larson - Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: Martha's Vineyard Productions
EverydayEbook presents: Erik Larson on 21st Century Lessons from the sinking of the Lusitania
EverydayEbook presents: Erik Larson on 21st Century Lessons from the sinking of the Lusitania
Published: 2015/03/11
Channel: Crown Publishing Group
Erik Larson, "Dead Wake"
Erik Larson, "Dead Wake"
Published: 2015/04/12
Channel: BookTV
Book Talk 4; NEW BOOK - Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Book Talk 4; NEW BOOK - Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Published: 2015/03/14
Channel: distilledlaw34
Dead Wake by Erick Larson
Dead Wake by Erick Larson
Published: 2016/07/30
Channel: hamishpatterson family
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Book Review
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Book Review
Published: 2011/01/31
Channel: BookYap
[82] Holly Reviews Dead Wake
[82] Holly Reviews Dead Wake
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: WeReadBooks
Book Review | The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson
Book Review | The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson
Published: 2016/01/31
Channel: Liken Books
ORIGINAL ART SHOW AND TELL with Erik Larsen
ORIGINAL ART SHOW AND TELL with Erik Larsen
Published: 2016/09/12
Channel: Felix Comic Art
Book Trailer: In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Book Trailer: In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Published: 2012/06/02
Channel: scclchannel
Podcast The Devil in the  White CIty  by: Erik Larson Project
Podcast The Devil in the White CIty by: Erik Larson Project
Published: 2012/02/07
Channel: MultiSchoolProjects1
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This page is about the non-fiction author. For the comic book writer, see Erik Larsen; for the Disney animator, see Eric Larson.
Erik Larson (2007)

Erik Larson (born January 3, 1954) is an American journalist and author of nonfiction books. He has written a number of bestsellers,[1] such as The Devil in the White City (2003), about the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and a series of murders by H. H. Holmes that were committed in the city around the time of the Fair; The Devil in the White City also won the 2004 Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category, among other awards.

Early life[edit]

Larson was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Freeport, Long Island, New York.[2] He studied Russian history at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude in 1976. After a year off, he attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, graduating in 1978.[2][3] He was inspired to go into journalism after seeing the movie All the President's Men.[4]

Journalism[edit]

Larson's first newspaper job was with the Bucks County Courier Times in Levittown, Pennsylvania, where he wrote about murder, witches, environmental poisons, and other "equally pleasant" things. He later became a features writer for The Wall Street Journal and Time magazine, where he is still a contributing writer. His magazine stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and other publications.[4]

Books[edit]

Erik Larson talks about In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and An American Family in Hitler's Berlin on Bookbits radio.

Larson has written a number of books, mostly historical nonfiction. In a 2016 interview with the Knoxville Mercury, Larson stated he does all of his own research, asking, "why should I let anybody else have that fun?" He also rejected the idea of trying to imagine or take factual liberties with scenes and conversations from the past, stating that in his work, "anything that appears in quote is something that came from a historical document." He included among his literary inspirations David McCullough, Barbara Tuchman, David Halberstam, and Walter Lord.[4]

Teaching and public speaking[edit]

Larson has taught non-fiction writing at San Francisco State University, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, and the University of Oregon, and he has spoken to audiences across the United States.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Larson has lived in Philadelphia; Bristol, Pennsylvania; San Francisco; and Baltimore.[citation needed] He and his wife have three daughters. They reside in New York City and maintain a home in Seattle, Washington.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Erik Larson: Best-selling Author of In the Garden of Beasts". Erik Larson: The Books. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Erik Larson, 2003 National Book Award Finalist: Nonfiction, The National Book Foundation". NationalBook.org. 2003. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "About The Author - Erik Larson : Best-selling Author of In the Garden of Beasts". ErickLarsonbooks.com. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Everett, Matthew. "Q&A: Author Erik Larson." Knoxville Mercury, 16 March 2016.
  5. ^ Larson, Erik (1999). Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History. Random House Publishing. ISBN 0-609-60233-0. 
  6. ^ Larson, Erik (March 10, 2015). Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. Crown. ISBN 9780307408860. 

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