An Evening With Author Erik Larson to Benefit UW Libraries

Mar 4, 2016

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A master writer of narrative non-fiction, Erik Larson will speak April 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium. His presentation, funded by the McMurry-Spieles Endowment for Library Excellence, is free and open to the public; he will sign books following his talk.

UW Libraries Development Board will host an evening dinner with Larson to benefit UW Libraries. Reservations can be made online at; please respond by April 13.

Larson’s vividly written, bestselling books have won several awards and been published worldwide. His most recent book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, is about the 1915 sinking of the ocean liner Lusitania. Dead Wake is a New York Times #1 bestseller. His book, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, is a vivid portrait of the American ambassador and his family in Berlin during the first years of Hitler’s reign from which Larson has crafted a gripping, deeply-intimate narrative. His critically-acclaimed book, The Devil in the White City, inter twines the stories of the Chicago 1893 World’s Fair and one of America’s worst serial killers. It remained on the New York Times bestseller lists for a combined total of over three years, won an Edgar Award for nonfiction crime writing, and was nominated for the National Book Award.

Learn more about Larson and his other books at

Those attending the afternoon talk are encouraged to arrive early to allow time for parking and seating. UW Transit and Parking Services will provide complimentary parking on campus starting at 1 p.m. in select areas, and free shuttle service will be available the afternoon of the talk. For more information about parking, please visit


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