We are delighted to host this visit by bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer David Grann, here tonight with his compelling recent narrative history, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (Doubleday). This is a true story of oil, greed, the Osage people, theft, and injustice. Nothing new, it might be surmised - the American way, after all. Yet David Grann has unearthed startling, heretofore undisclosed information, which makes what happened then even more disturbing now.
“Quite simply, this is a remarkable book, by a remarkable author—an exhumation of a shockingly brutal series of historical murders, that I for one knew nothing about. Utterly original; completely compelling.” – Erik Larson.
“Killers of the Flower Moon is a magnificent book—a riveting true story of greed, serial murder, and racial injustice that exposes an extremely disturbing episode of American History. David Grann is a terrific journalist, and this is maybe the best thing he’s ever written.” – Jon Krakauer.
David Grann’s other books include The Lost City of Z and The Devil and Sherlock Holmes.