Pen Pals

Erik Larson

Virtual Event
Mon, May 24, 2021, 7:30pm
Ticket prices
$45 - $55
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Proceeds from this event benefit Hennepin County Library. 

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Erik Larson portrait - photo credit: Nina Subin
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The Splendid and the Vile Book Cover

My goal is to produce as rich and historical an experience for the reader as I possibly can, to the point where when somebody finishes reading the book, he or she emerges from it with a sense of having lived in the past.

 - Erik Larson

Bestselling Historian

Erik Larson’s page-turning nonfiction books intertwine multiple complex narrative threads. Pairing his love of research with an unwavering eye for what makes a story work, he discusses his topics with signature humility, candor, and a dry sense of humor.

Larson is the author of five bestsellers, including The Devil in the White City, which remained on the New York Times bestseller list for a total of six years and was voted one of the most important books of the last 125 years by the New York Public Library. His latest book, The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, chronicles Winston Churchill’s harrowing first year as prime minister.

For this appearance, Erik Larson will be interviewed by award-winning journalist Marianne Combs. 

  • This online event uses the Zoom webinar platform. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.
  • A personalized link will be sent to the email provided during purchase at least 24 hours prior to the online event. In addition, a link to an on-demand recording will be sent to ticket holders via email the day following the online event and will be available for viewing until Thursday, May 27.
  • Season subscribers and their registered guests have been auto-registered for this event. Subscribers with further questions can contact Events Manager Rob Goudy at rgoudy@hclib.org.

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