Author David Grann to speak at library

New Yorker writer David Grann will appear at the Nashua Public Library on Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m. He is the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, the 2018 selection of the Nashua Reads: One City, One Book program.

David will give a brief presentation and be interviewed on stage by Lisa Allen, and a question and answer session will follow. Toadstool Books will sell copies of the author’s books for signing.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance tickets are available at mktix.com/npl and at the front desk in the library.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Nashua Public Library and the Ella Anderson Trust.

Private reception
The Friends of the Library will hold a private author reception for its members at 1 p.m. before the public presentation. If you are not a member and wish to attend the private reception, join online or at the front desk in the library.

Once you are a Friends member and have purchased your $10 ticket to the presentation, RSVP for the private reception by emailing carol.eyman@nashualibrary.org or calling (603) 589-4610 by Wednesday, October 17.

About David Grann
David Grann is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker.

David Grann

2018 Nashua Reads author David Grann

His first book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and chosen as one of the best books of 2009 by numerous publications. It  won the Indies Choice award for best nonfiction book of the year.

Grann’s second book, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, contains many of his New Yorker stories, and was named by Men’s Journal as one of the best true crime books ever written.

Several of Grann’s works have served as source material for feature films, including The Old Man and the Gun, starring Robert Redford and scheduled for release on September 28.

Before joining The New Yorker in 2003, Grann was a senior editor at The New Republic and executive editor of The Hill. He holds master’s degrees in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and in creative writing from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College.

About the bookKillers of the Flower Moon book jacket
In the 1920s, members of the Osage Native American nation in Oklahoma were the richest people per capita in the world after oil was discovered beneath their land. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off under mysterious circumstances.

Many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed, the FBI under young director J. Edgar Hoover took up the case. Agents infiltrated the region and together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

The book has been a #1 New York Times bestseller for over a year. Following a highly publicized bidding war for the rights, the film based on the book is now in production, starring Leonardo DiCaprio with Martin Scorsese as director.