Erik Larson is a journalist and novelist from the United States. He primarily writes nonfiction books and has created a number of best-sellers, including The Devil in the White City, which was published in 2003. The book is about the World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. In addition, the same book describes a series of killings performed in the city around the time of the Fair by H. H. Holmes.
The Devil in the White City won the Edgar Award for Best True Crime in 2004, among other honors. He started working for the Bucks County Courier Times in Levittown, Pennsylvania. While there, he wrote about environmental toxins, witchcraft, and murder, among other “equally enjoyable” topics.
Afterward, the journalist worked as a feature writer for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Erik is still a contributing writer for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His magazine articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including Harper’s, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, and others.
Erik Larson Age
Erik Larson was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America on January 3, 1954. He is 68 years old.
Erik Larson Height
Eric stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in/1.78m tall.
Erik Larson Family
Erik grew up in the town of Freeport on Long Island, New York. Erik has taught nonfiction writing at a number of universities, including Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, San Francisco State University, and the University of Oregon. Furthermore, the journalist has addressed audiences from all around the United States.
Erik Larson Wife
Erik is a married man with three beautiful daughters. He has resided in several cities in the United States, including Philadelphia, Bristol, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, and Baltimore. Erik, his wife, and their three girls currently live in New York City, but they also have a home in Seattle, Washington.
Erik Larson Education
Erik was inspired to pursue a career in journalism after seeing the film All the President’s Men. At the University of Pennsylvania, he majored in Russian history. Erik graduated with honors in 1976 and went on to attend the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism after taking a year off. In 1978, he graduated from university.
Erik Larson Salary
Erik earns an annual salary of $69,375.
Erik Larson Net Worth
Erik’s estimated net worth is $3 million.
Erik Larson Career
Erik is the author of several historical nonfiction works. Erik revealed in a 2016 interview with the Knoxville Mercury that he conducts all of his own research, saying, “Why should I allow anybody else have that fun?” “Everything that appears in the quote is something that came from a historical document,” Eric claimed in his work. The author was attempting to reject the idea of imagining or taking real liberties with scenes and conversations from the past in this statement.
Erik wrote the 2015 New York Times nonfiction book Dead Wake: The Final Crossing of the Lusitania. The book tells the tale of the sinking of the Lusitania during World War I, as well as the events that led up to it. The book was chosen the Book of the Year in the History Category by World Magazine. The same book won the Goodreads Choice Award for History & Biography in 2015. The next year, Amazon ranked Dead Wake as one of the top ten best-selling novels of the year.
He published his nonfiction book In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Horror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin in 2011. The author covers the career of William Dodd, the US Ambassador to Germany, in this book. He focuses on an occurrence that occurred between 1933 and 1937, while William Dodd and his family, including his daughter Martha, were living in Berlin.
His historical non-fiction book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Shaped America was published by Crown Publishers in 2003. The author wrote the book in a novelistic form, based on real people and events. The book chronicles the tale of the Chicago World’s Columbian Exhibition in 1893. The same book chronicles the narrative of H. H. Holmes, a criminal figure who was hailed as the first modern serial killer at the time.
Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History is written in a nonfiction novelistic form. In the year 2000, the book became a New York Times best-seller. It chronicles the events leading up to, during, and after the 1900 Galveston hurricane.
Walter Lord, David Halberstam, Barbara Tuchman, and David McCullough are among his literary influences. Thunderstruck, his 2006 book, intersperses the stories of Hawley Harvey Crippen and Guglielmo Marconi. The radio was also invented in the same book.