David Grann - Author

About the Author

David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He has written about everything from New York City's antiquated water tunnels to the hunt for the giant squid. His stories have appeared in several anthologies. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the New Republic. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.

Featured books by David Grann

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession

Author: David Grann Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

As Sherlock Holmes once conceded to Dr. Watson, 'If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the planning, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chain of events, working through generations and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.' And with such a spirit for investigation and discovery does David Grann set out in The Devil and Sherlock Holmes to unravel the truth of twelve great, real-life mysteries. Although Holmes is the subject of just one of the mesmerizing true stories in this collection, all twelve contain elements of intrigue. Many of the protagonists are sleuths: a Polish detective trying to determine whether an author planted clues to a real murder in his post-modern novel; an arson investigator racing to prove whether a man about to be executed is innocent; a legendary French con man questioning whether he is the one who is suddenly being conned; and scientists stalking a sea monster. Unlike the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, these tales are all true. The protagonists are mortal and pieces of the puzzle often elude them. Some of the characters are driven to deception and murder. Others go mad. But ultimately the stories contained in The Devil and Sherlock Holmes shed light on the human condition, and why some people on this earth devote themselves to good and others to evil. As Holmes put it, 'Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent'.

Other books by David Grann

The White Darkness

The White Darkness

Author: David Grann Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honour and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the 19th-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artefacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modelled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called `simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today'. Illustrated with more than 50 stunning photographs from Worsley's and Shackleton's journeys, The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity. Praise for David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon `A riveting true story of greed, serial murder and racial injustice' JON KRAKAUER `A fiercely entertaining mystery story and a wrenching exploration of evil' KATE ATKINSON `A fascinating account of a tragic and forgotten chapter in the history of the American West' JOHN GRISHAM `Disturbing and riveting...Grann has proved himself a master of spinning delicious, many-layered mysteries that also happen to be true...It will sear your soul' DAVE EGGERS, New York Times Book Review `An extraordinary story with extraordinary pace and atmosphere' Sunday Times `A marvel of detective-like research and narrative verve' Financial Times

The Old Man and the Gun And Other Tales of True Crime

The Old Man and the Gun And Other Tales of True Crime

Author: David Grann Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2018

Killers of the Flower Moon Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

Author: David Grann Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME SHORTLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION `A riveting true story of greed, serial murder and racial injustice' JON KRAKAUER `A fiercely entertaining mystery story and a wrenching exploration of evil' KATE ATKINSON `A fascinating account of a tragic and forgotten chapter in the history of the American West' JOHN GRISHAM From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, now a major film starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattison, comes a true-life murder story which became one of the FBI's first major homicide investigations. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death toll climbed, the FBI took up the case. But the bureau badly bungled the investigation. In desperation, its young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. Together with the Osage he and his undercover team began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. `David Grann has a razor-keen instinct for suspense' LOUISE ERDRICH

THE LOST CITY OF Z

THE LOST CITY OF Z

Author: David Grann Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2017

V 1925 godu britanskij polkovnik Persi Fosett otpravilsya v dzhungli Amazonki, chtoby otyskat' stolicu inkov, legendarnoe EHl'dorado, kotoroe on predpochital nazyvat' "e;gorod Z"e;. EHkspediciya propala - i poiski ee sledov sdelalis' navazhdeniem dlya mnozhestva lyudej. A nekotorym iz nih ehto stoilo zhizni. V 2005 godu n'yu-jorkskij zhurnalist Dehvid Grann zainteresovalsya sud'boj otvazhnogo polkovnika i neozhidanno dlya sebya tozhe otpravilsya v Braziliyu. Ego kniga ne prosto uvlekatel'noe istoricheskoe rassledovanie, a eshche i zhivoj zahvatyvayushchij rasskaz o velichestvennom i do sih por maloizuchennom krae. V 2009 godu kniga popala v short-list premii Sehmyuehla Dzhonsona kak luchshij non-fikshn, a osen'yu 2016 sostoyalas' festival'nyj pokaz fil'ma po ehtoj knige. Rol' polkovnika Fosetta sygral CHarli Hannehm (Huligany Tihookeanskij rubezh v ostal'nyh rolyah - Robert Pattinson (Sumerki Garri Potter i Kubok ognya Tom Holland (Nevozmozhnoe V serdce morya i drugie. Mirovaya prem'era fil'ma sostoitsya vesnoj 2017 goda.

Killers of the Flower Moon Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

Author: David Grann Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME SHORTLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION `A riveting true story of greed, serial murder and racial injustice' JON KRAKAUER `A fiercely entertaining mystery story and a wrenching exploration of evil' KATE ATKINSON `A fascinating account of a tragic and forgotten chapter in the history of the American West' JOHN GRISHAM From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, now a major film starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattison, comes a true-life murder story which became one of the FBI's first major homicide investigations. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death toll climbed, the FBI took up the case. But the bureau badly bungled the investigation. In desperation, its young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. Together with the Osage he and his undercover team began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. `David Grann has a razor-keen instinct for suspense' LOUISE ERDRICH

Killers of the Flower Moon Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

Author: David Grann Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME SHORTLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION `A riveting true story of greed, serial murder and racial injustice' JON KRAKAUER `A fiercely entertaining mystery story and a wrenching exploration of evil' KATE ATKINSON `A fascinating account of a tragic and forgotten chapter in the history of the American West' JOHN GRISHAM From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, now a major film starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattison, comes a true-life murder story which became one of the FBI's first major homicide investigations. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death toll climbed, the FBI took up the case. But the bureau badly bungled the investigation. In desperation, its young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. Together with the Osage he and his undercover team began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. `David Grann has a razor-keen instinct for suspense' LOUISE ERDRICH

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon

Author: David Grann Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2017

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION ';A fiercely entertaining mystery story and a wrenching exploration of evil' Kate Atkinson From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, soon to be a major film starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattison, comes a true-life murder story which became one of the newly-created FBI's first major homicide investigations. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And this was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization's first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled it. In desperation, its young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. Together with the Osage he and his undercover team began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon

Author: David Grann Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST"e;Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul."e;Dave Eggers, New York Times Book ReviewSHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017Named a best book of the year byWall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time,Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine,NPR's Maureen Corrigan,NPR's "e;On Point,"e; Vogue,Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "e;Ultimate Best Books,"e; Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.comand Book BrowseFrom New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild Westwhere oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the ';Phantom Terror,' roamedmany of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization's first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.

The Lost City of Z A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon

The Lost City of Z A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon

Author: David Grann Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

**NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER** `A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure'JOHN GRISHAM The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration. `A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration' Sunday Times `Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones' Daily Telegraph `The best story in the world, told perfectly' Evening Standard `A fascinating and brilliant book' Malcolm Gladwell

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession

Author: David Grann Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

As Sherlock Holmes once conceded to Dr. Watson, 'If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the planning, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chain of events, working through generations and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.' And with such a spirit for investigation and discovery does David Grann set out in The Devil and Sherlock Holmes to unravel the truth of twelve great, real-life mysteries. Although Holmes is the subject of just one of the mesmerizing true stories in this collection, all twelve contain elements of intrigue. Many of the protagonists are sleuths: a Polish detective trying to determine whether an author planted clues to a real murder in his post-modern novel; an arson investigator racing to prove whether a man about to be executed is innocent; a legendary French con man questioning whether he is the one who is suddenly being conned; and scientists stalking a sea monster. Unlike the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, these tales are all true. The protagonists are mortal and pieces of the puzzle often elude them. Some of the characters are driven to deception and murder. Others go mad. But ultimately the stories contained in The Devil and Sherlock Holmes shed light on the human condition, and why some people on this earth devote themselves to good and others to evil. As Holmes put it, 'Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent'.

The Lost City of Z A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon

The Lost City of Z A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon

Author: David Grann Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

**NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER** `A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure'JOHN GRISHAM The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration. `A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration' Sunday Times `Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones' Daily Telegraph `The best story in the world, told perfectly' Evening Standard `A fascinating and brilliant book' Malcolm Gladwell

Devil and Sherlock Holmes

Devil and Sherlock Holmes

Author: David Grann Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2010

Acclaimed New Yorker writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller The Lost City of Z, David Grann offers a collection of spellbinding narrative journalism. Whether he's reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U.S. prison system, tracking down a chameleon con artist in Europe, or riding in a cyclone- tossed skiff with a scientist hunting the elusive giant squid, David Grann revels in telling stories that explore the nature of obsession and that piece together true and unforgettable mysteries. Each of the dozen stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world and, like Into Thin Air and The Orchid Thief, pivots around the gravitational pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes who is found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the brutally dangerous job of building New York City's water tunnels before the old system collapses. Throughout, Grann's hypnotic accounts display the powerand often the willful perversityof the human spirit. Compulsively readable, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant mosaic of ambition, madness, passion, and folly.From the Hardcover edition.

Lost City of Z

Lost City of Z

Author: David Grann Format: eBook Release Date: 24/02/2009

After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century: What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z? In 1925, Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, vowing to make one of the most important archaeological discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the worlds largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Captivating the imagination of millions around the globe, Fawcett embarked with his twenty-one-year-old son to prove that this ancient civilizationwhich he dubbed Zexisted. Then he and his expedition vanished.For decades scientists and adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcetts party and the Lost City of Z. Countless have perished, been captured by tribes, or gone mad. As David Grann delved ever deeper into the mystery surrounding Fawcetts quest and the greater mystery of what lies within the Amazon, he found himself, like the generations who preceded him, drawn into the jungles green hell. His quest for the truth, and his stunning discoveries about Fawcetts fate and Z, form the heart of this enthralling narrative.From the Compact Disc edition.

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