Me and…Dickens?

I was delighted to learn this week that Amazon had included my book, The Devil in the White City, in its bucket list of 100 books to read before you die. Considering the list includes works by George Orwell, Toni Morrison, Vladimir Nabokov, Charles Dickens, and many other literary heroes, I feel a bit humbled, or, to be more precise, like the kid who shows up at a birthday party in swim trunks when in fact it’s not a pool party at all. Anyway, I stand deeply honored.

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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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