Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller by David Grann, The Lost City of Z opened in theaters last Friday to rave reviews. Directed by James Gray and starring Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson, it was called “mesmerizing” by The New York Times and “a mysterious, enthralling masterpiece” by The Atlantic.
And with today’s release of the much anticipated book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, it’s been a thrilling week for author and journalist David Grann.
Debuting at #7 on Barnes and Noble’s Top 100 bestsellers list, Killers of the Flower Moon follows the murders of Osage native Americans after striking oil in 1920s Oklahoma. An account of murder, conspiracy, and racial injustice, Killers of the Flower Moon was called a “masterful work of literary journalism crafted with the urgency of a mystery” by the Boston Globe.
A staff reporter for the New Yorker, David Grann has a reputation for uncovering stories that are utterly compelling and completely true. His knack for illuminating the obscure has involved writing on everything from giant squids and baseball players to water tunnels underneath New York City, the Aryan Brotherhood, and the 1920s-era search for a legendary ancient civilization in the Amazon, covered in his bestseller The Lost City of Z.
With his enthralling stories and his irresistible style, Grann’s central theme of how we make sense of the world – and how we make sense of a history that is still unfolding – has attracted legions of fans and devoted readers.