An Evening with Erik Larson

Fayetteville Public Library will present An Evening with Erik Larson, an author talk with the bestselling author, winner of the Edgar Award, and National Book Award finalist on Friday, April 1 at 7pm. Larson is known for his mastery of narrative nonfiction. His bestselling books include The Devil in the White City, In the Garden of Beasts, and Dead Wake. The talk is free and open to the public.

Erik Larson is the author of five New York Times bestsellers. His most recent book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List soon after launch. The movie rights to In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin and The Devil in the White City have been by optioned by Universal Studios and Playtone and Leonardo DiCaprio.

One of Larson’s most popular works, The Devil in the White City, won an Edgar Award for nonfiction crime writing and was a finalist for a National Book Award. The book tells of 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. Larson also won the American Meteorology Society’s prestigious Louis J. Battan Author’s Award for his work Isaac’s Storm, which details the devastating 1900 hurricane that ravaged the Gulf Coast, killing 10,000 people in the city of Galveston, Texas.

Larson began his writing career as a journalist at the Bucks County Courier Times, later becoming a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and a contributing writer for Time Magazine. He has written articles for The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Yorker, and other publications.

An Evening with Erik Larson is free and open to the public.

Meet and Greet with Erik Larson Tickets (FULL)

The Fayetteville Public Library will host a pre-event Meet and Greet for Erik Larson in the Reading Room from 5:30 to 6:30pm on April 1. Unfortunately, this event is currently at full capacity, and we are not taking additional preregistrations.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope to see you at Larson's public talk at 7 p.m.