Erik Larson, a Master of Nonfiction, to Speak at TU as Part of the Presidential Lecture Series

Oct 6, 2015

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Erik Larson, the bestselling nonfiction writer whose page-turning historical narratives include "The Devil in the White City," "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin," and (most recently) "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania." This last named book -- exploring the events before, during, and after the 1915 sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania -- is the main thrust of our conversation, although Larson also speaks about how he locates, happens upon, researches, and writes his remarkable stories. Tomorrow night, Tuesday the 6th, Larson will give a free-to-the-public lecture, with a book signing to follow, at the Reynolds Center on the TU campus. This lecture begins at 7:30pm and is part of the Presidential Lecture Series, which is made possible by The Darcy O'Brien Endowed Chair at The University of Tulsa. (More information on Larson's appearance at TU can be found here.)