When acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century,” he committed himself fully, venturing into the Amazon to discover the fate of Percy Fawcett, the last great Victorian explorer, and his doomed quest for the City of Z.
Named one of the best ten books of 2009 by The New York Times, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon weaves together two tales of obsession: the obsessed journalist and the obsessed explorer.
The critically acclaimed film adaption, directed by James Gray and starring Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson, closed the New York Film Festival and will be released in theaters nationwide in April 2017.
Also to be released in spring 2017 is Grann’s third book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Following a series of crimes in which dozens of Native Americans were murdered in the pursuit of oil, Killers of the Flower Moon incited a high profile bidding war among filmmakers, including the likes of Brad Pitt, J.J. Abrams and George Clooney. The book rights were finally purchased by Imperative Entertainment, and will be produced by Imperative partners Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas.
A staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003, Grann has been called “a workhorse reporter” by Slate, with a devotion to his work that is only equaled by the devotion of his readers. Grann has also written for the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Washington Post,the Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal.