General Session & Keynote: Erik Larson
  
Monday, May 19  10:15-12 p.m.     Washington State Convention Center  6ABC
  
Erik Larson is a master of narrative nonfiction. His vividly written, bestselling books have won several awards and been published worldwide. His most recent book is In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, a vivid portrait of the American ambassador and his family in Berlin during the first years of Hitler’s reign. Larson’s The Devil in the White City intertwines the stories of the Chicago 1893 World’s Fair and one of America’s worst serial killers. It remained on the New York Times bestseller list for a combined total of over three years, won an Edgar Award for nonfiction crime writing and was nominated for the National Book Award. Among his other books are Thunderstruck, Isaac’s Storm, Lethal Passage and The Naked Consumer. He has written articles for The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Yorker and other publications and has taught nonfiction writing at San Francisco State, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and the University of Oregon.

Generously Sponsored by Paul G. Allen Foundation


  


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