David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He has written about everything from New York City's antiquated water tunnels to the hunt for the giant squid. His stories have appeared in several anthologies. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the New Republic. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.
Praise for "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes":
"A gifted storyteller, Grann has a Sherlock Holmesian gift for unearthing facts that are hidden in plain sight, presenting a crystal-clear narrative and letting his compelling cast of characters speak for themselves.....Easily worth the price of admission, a visit to Grann's rogue's gallery is likely to leave you with a sense, at once awful and awesome, of the profound desire we all have for recognition." --"Portland Oregonian"
"Grann's obsession with how narratives are told is complex and compelling...But it's the basic stories themselves -- bizarre and fascinating, bolstered by exhaustive research -- that make the book so gripping." --"TimeOut" New York
Praise for David Grann's acclaimed "New York Times" Bestseller, "The Lost City of Z"
"At once a biography, a detective story and wonderfully vivid piece of travel writing . . . suspenseful . . . rollicking . . .Fascinating reads with all the pace and excitem
"Horrifying, hilarious, and outlandish. . . . These
straightforward tales grip you as unrelentingly as the suckered
appendages of the giant squid Grann attempts to track down in 'The
--"Entertainment Weekly "(Grade: A)
"A gripping read. . . . Obsessives get themselves into some interesting places. Grann is the perfect guide to take you there."
--"The Miami Herald"
"A dozen intricately crafted accounts. . . . Like the best of stories, each carries the spice of intrigue and the momentum of a search. . . . [They] will make your heart race and, at times, ache. They're stories to share with friends, even if Grann can't be there himself."
--"Cleveland Plain Dealer"
"Grann's obsession with how narratives are told is complex and compelling. . . . But it's the basic stories themselves--bizarre and fascinating, bolstered by exhaustive research--that make the book so gripping."
--"Time Out New York"
"Titillating. . . . Evidence of Grann'