David Grann, a staff writer at The New Yorker, presents his best-selling book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, for the CLSC August 12.
Published by Doubleday, The Lost City of Z is an exploration into what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest to find the lost city of El Dorado, which he called "Z." The book is Grann's first and is being developed into a movie by Brad Pitt's Plan B production company and Paramount Pictures.
David Grann has been a New Yorker staff writer since 2003. "The Lost City of Z," his New Yorker article about his journey into the Amazon to uncover the fate of a missing explorer, was expanded into a Times best-selling book. Many of his New Yorker pieces are collected in The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession.