One Book One Community
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Erik Larson as the featured author of this year’s reading initiative! Mr. Larson, who is a master of narrative non-fiction, is an award-winning, world-renowned author.
ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY AUTHOR EVENT
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Victory Theatre, Downtown Evansville
Free, public discussion of this and his other works, including a book-signing immediately after the presentation.
This year's selection, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, chronicles the experiences of America's first ambassador to Adolf Hitler's Germany in 1933. William E. Dodd, a university professor, moved to Berlin with his wife and two adult children at a turning point in history, remaining there for four and a half years. Through the eyes of Dodd and his daughter, Martha, Larson gives the reader a nuanced, inside view of Germany and the shifting tides of anti-Semitism during the build up to World War II.
One Book One Community has joined forces with many other community organizations as part of Evansville Remembers, a multi-faceted cultural and educational partnership that is focusing on the Holocaust and World War II. A schedule of events can be found here.
Scheduled Book Discussions
Book Discussion Questions
Read-Alike Book List
Digital Archive Historical Resource
NewsBank Evansville Courier & Press Historical Newspapers
Erik Larson Information & Other Works
Erik Larson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Russian history, language and culture. He also received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. Larson was a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, a contributing writer for Time magazine and has written articles for The Atlantic, Harper's, The New Yorker, and other publications. He has taught nonfiction writing at San Francisco State, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and the University of Oregon. He lives in Seattle with his wife and three daughters.
The Devil in the White City (2003)- NYT Bestseller list for over three years, Edgar Award for nonfiction crime writing and was nominated for the National Book Award.
Isaac's Storm (1999)
Lethal Passage (1994)
The Naked Consumer (1992)