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Author of "Devil in the White City" & "Dead Wake"

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Erik 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. As a paperback, Beasts lingered on the list for 53 weeks, and spent 15 of them in the #1 spot. The book was published in Britain, France, Italy, Poland, Australia and a dozen other countries. Movie rights were optioned by Universal Studios and Tom Hanks’ Playtone. 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; the option to make a movie of the book was acquired in November 2010 by Leonardo DiCaprio. Erik’s new book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, is a non-fiction maritime thriller set to launch on March 10, 2015.

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.

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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

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Erik Larson

Author of "Devil in the White City" & "Dead Wake"

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Erik Larson Biography

Erik 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. As a paperback, Beasts lingered on the list for 53 weeks, and spent 15 of them in the #1 spot. The book was published in Britain, France, Italy, Poland, Australia and a dozen other countries. Movie rights were optioned by Universal Studios and Tom Hanks’ Playtone. 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; the option to make a movie of the book was acquired in November 2010 by Leonardo DiCaprio. Erik’s new book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, is a non-fiction maritime thriller set to launch on March 10, 2015.

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.

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  • Erik Larson and John McWhorter - Aspen Ideas Festival
    During his first year as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill and the citizens of London endured 57 nights of consecutive bombing by German air forces....
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • Erik Larson on How He Gets His Ideas
    Best-selling author Erik Larson talks at a recent WSJ+ Books event about how he gets his story ideas, how he knows if it's a good idea, and how ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Erik Larson?

    Booking fees for Erik Larson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Erik Larson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Erik Larson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Erik Larson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Erik Larson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Erik Larson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Erik Larson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Erik Larson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Erik Larson for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Erik Larson generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mark S. Zaid, Leah Thomas, Adaora Okoli, Helen Egger and Marla Blow. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Erik Larson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Erik Larson Speaker Videos

  • Erik Larson and John McWhorter - Aspen Ideas Festival
    During his first year as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill and the citizens of London endured 57 nights of consecutive bombing by German air forces. While both the Blitz and Churchill have been...
    The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • Erik Larson on How He Gets His Ideas
    Best-selling author Erik Larson talks at a recent WSJ+ Books event about how he gets his story ideas, how he knows if it's a good idea, and how ...

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