This, from the Wall Street Journal of Aug. 1, 2015, in the Off Duty section: http://www.wsj.com/articles/author-erik-larsons-favorite-gadgets-1438194450 The best-selling author of ‘Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania’ and ‘The Devil in the White City’ on white-noise generators and the superiority of pocket calculators ENLARGE Clockwise from bottom left: Nunzilla toy, Scotch Matte . . .
My latest book, ‘Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,’ was officially published on March 10, and is now making its way in the world, like a kid leaving home for college, only in this case I don’t have to worry about the book coming back to do laundry. Last month I finished a . . .
My new book will be available as of March 10. Please feel free to pre-order. And if you want a signed copy, you can get one. I know, because last week I went to a warehouse in Westminster, Md., and signed 6,477 books. While this may seem like a lot– certainly my hand thought so–in . . .
My new book, Dead Wake, won’t be out until March 10, but it’s begun collecting some nice advance reviews from publications that try to give bookstores and libraries a heads-up as to what to buy. Here’s the latest, an item from Britain’s The Bookseller, Caroline Sanderson’s Editor’s Picks: ‘Marvelous…will haul your heart up to your mouth as . . .
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, . . .
During my recent paperback tour for In the Garden of Beasts, I had the honor of being interviewed on stage at the U.S. Holocaust Museum by the brilliant journalist, Jane Mayer, of The New Yorker. (Disclosure: Once upon a time we were colleagues at The Wall Street Journal.) At intervals during the interview, the museum . . .
I’d ever in a million years open a Twitter account. But I am finding it to be an awful lot of fun. I follow NPR, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Susan Orlean, Karen Abbott, Chris Ballard, Rebecca Skloot and an assortment of others. What’s so interesting is that the personalities of people actually do come through . . .
So, I’m temporarily addicted to Twitter. I never expected this. I’m going to find help. In the meantime, here are some folk–individuals and institutions–I follow who I think make worthy Twitterers: NPR Le Monde Simon Pegg Nick Frost Susan Orlean Stephen Colbert (I mean, of course) Seattle Police Department
Erik Larson has taken the plunge and is now on Twitter: @exlarson He promises not to tell you what he has for breakfast, unless it’s something truly exceptional, like the “Ole Miss” plate at The Friendly Toast restaurant in Portsmouth, NH (cheddar toast topped with chorizo, scrambled eggs, melted cheese, and miscellaneous other ingredients). And . . .
So here’s what’s happening on the movie front: Both Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts have been optioned, Devil by Leonardo DiCaprio, and Beasts by Tom Hanks. These things move slowly. Last week I met the screenwriter assigned to Devil, Graham Moore, who assures me he’s going to do something . . .