Meet Our Authors
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Erik Larson is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. His most recent book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, is a non-fiction maritime thriller which released on March 10, 2015. Prior to that, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin hit #1 and remained on the printed list for 35 weeks. As a paperback, Beasts lingered on the list for 53 weeks, and spent 15 of them in the #1 spot. Movie rights were optioned by Universal Studios and Tom Hanks’ Playtone. Erik’s book The Devil in the White City stayed on the Times‘ hardcover and paperback lists for a combined total of over five years. It won an Edgar Award for nonfiction crime writing and was a finalist for a National Book Award; the option to make a movie of the book was acquired in November 2010 by Leonardo DiCaprio. Visit eriklarsonbooks.com for more information.
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Wade Rouse, author and humorist, has been featured multiple times on NBC’s Today Show as well as on Chelsea Lately on E!, People, Salon.com, Forbes.com, Publisher’s Weekly and Writer’s Digest. The Chicago Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic states that Rouse’s memoirs are filled with “sparkling humor” and that everyone should “read Wade Rouse, especially if you value laughter and wisdom.” Writer’s Digest recently named Rouse the #2 Writer, Dead or Alive, We’d Love to Have Drinks With (Wade was just behind Ernest Hemingway, and just ahead of Hunter S. Thompson.) Wade is the author of four memoirs: Confessions of A Prep School Mommy Handler, selected as a Breakout Book by Target; At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream, an IndieBound bestseller and Today show Must-Read; and It’s All Relative: 2 Families, 3 Dogs, 34 Holidays and 50 Boxes of Wine, finalist for a 2011 Goodreads Choice Award in Humor. Visit waderouse.com for more information.
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Megan Abbott is the Edgar®-winning author of the novels Queenpin, The Song Is You, Die a Little, Bury Me Deep, The End of Everything, and Dare Me. Her latest book, The Fever, was chosen as one of the Best Books of the Summer by the New York Times, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly, and one of the Best Books of the Year by Amazon, National Public Radio, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times. Megan’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Visit meganabbott.com for more information.