2018 Chautauqua Season

Morning Lecture Series: David Grann

Aug 14, 2018 10:45am ‐ Aug 14, 2018 12:00pm



Known for his immersive reporting, David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, a true crime tale that unravels one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history. Killers of the Flower Moon was a finalist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction. The PBS NewsHour-New York Times Book club, “Now Read This,” recently selected Killers of the Flower Moon for their February 2018 read.

Grann’s first book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, was a Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection in 2010. Grann’s second book, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, includes his New Yorker story “Trial by Fire,” which won a George Polk award for outstanding journalism and a Silver Gavel award. Before joining The New Yorker in 2003, Grann was a senior editor at The New Republic and the executive editor of The Hill. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.

Grann is a graduate of Connecticut College, and received master’s degrees in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and in creative writing from Boston University.


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