NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ to Feature Erik and His New Book on Monday, May 9

I must say, it is always a pleasure to be interviewed by Terry Gross of NPR’s “Fresh Air.” Frankly, she may at this point know as much about my new book–In the Garden of Beasts–as I do. Gad, maybe more! She asks the smartest things, and doesn’t let you off the hook with puffball questions. She wants muscle and bone. From time to time I’d be furiously flipping pages looking for the right reference, in order to be able to answer a question accurately and not sound like an idiot–which is my normal inclination. But believe me, it’s so nice to be asked original questions.

Anyway, that’ll air on Monday, May 9.

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Erik Larson is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, which examines how Winston Churchill and his “Secret Circle” went about surviving the German air campaign of 1940-41. Erik’s The Devil in the White City is set to be a Hulu limited series; his In the Garden of Beasts is under option by Tom Hanks, for a feature film. He recently published an audio-original ghost story, No One Goes Alone, which has been optioned by Netflix. Erik lives in Manhattan with his wife, who is a writer and retired neonatologist; they have three grown daughters.

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