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Erik LarsonErik Larson is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, most recently In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, which hit #1 and remained on the printed list for 35 weeks. Erik's book The Devil in the White City stayed on the Times' hardcover and paperback lists for a combined total of over five years. It won an Edgar Award for nonfiction crime writing and was a finalist for a National Book Award.

Erik's research has taken him to far-flung locales, and down innumerable strange alleys. For his 2006 bestseller, Thunderstruck, Erik traveled to London, Munich, Rome, Nova Scotia, and Cape Cod, as he sought to chronicle the strange intersection in the careers of Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of wireless, and Hawley Harvey Crippen, England's second most-famous murderer (after Jack the Ripper). To broaden his understanding of Marconi and his roots, Erik studied Italian; he achieved an elementary grasp of the language while developing an advanced appreciation for Italian red wines.

Erik also wrote Isaac's Storm, published in September 1999. In addition to becoming an immediate Times bestseller, the book won the American Meteorology Society's prestigious Louis J. Battan Author's Award. The Washington Post called it the "'Jaws' of hurricane yarns."

Erik graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Russian history, language and culture. He received a masters in journalism from Columbia University. After a brief stint at the Bucks County Courier Times, Larson became a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, and later a contributing writer for Time Magazine. He has written articles for The Atlantic, Harper's, The New Yorker, and other publications.

Larson lives in Seattle with his wife and three daughters.

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Larson, Erik | Splendid and the Vile, The | Signed First Edition Copy Larson, Erik | Splendid and the Vile, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Erik Larson Bibliography

  • The Naked Consumer: How Our Private Lives Become Public Commodities - 1992
  • Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun - 1994
  • Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History - 1999
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America - 2003
  • Thunderstruck - 2006
  • In the Garden of Beasts - 2011
  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania - 2015

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