Author Erik Larson coming to Fayetteville Public Library April 1

Erik Larson

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Bestselling author Erik Larson is coming to Fayetteville next month.

Larson, the Edgar Award winner and National Book Award Finalist, will be at the Fayetteville Public Library to talk about his work at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

Larson is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including his most recent book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania which landed at No. 1 on the bestseller list.

His previous book, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, also hit No. 1, and remained on the best-seller list for 35 weeks.

He is probably best known, however, for The Devil in the White City, which won an Edgar Award for nonfiction crime writing and was a finalist for a National Book Award. The movie rights for the book were acquired by Leonardo DiCaprio in 2010, and the film, to be directed by Martin Scorsese, is already in the works.

A meet and greet with Larson is planned that evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the library’s reading room. Tickets to the meet and greet are $15, and include hors d’oeuvres, an opportunity to have a book signed, and early seating for the author talk. Proceeds from ticket sales for the meet and greet will support future library programming.

His talk that evening is part of the library’s FPL Author Series, and that portion of the event is free, and open to the public.

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