Erik Larson is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, which hit #1 on the Times list soon after launch. The Devil in the White City, which stayed on the Times‘ hardcover and paperback lists for a combined total of over five years is set to be made into a film by Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. Erik graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Russian history, language and culture. He received a masters in journalism from Columbia University. Larson was a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, and later a contributing writer for Time Magazine. He has written articles for The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Yorker, and other publications.
In his own words: “My favorite “trick” is to stop writing at a point where I know that I can pick up easily the next day. I’ll stop in mid-paragraph, often in mid-sentence…The human brain hates incomplete sentences. All night my mind will have secretly worked on the passage and likely mapped out the remainder of the page…”
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