David Grann is the author of The Lost City of Z, which has just been adapted into a major motion picture, and a collection of essays, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession. His new book is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. His is a staff writer at The New Yorker.
Interviews with David Grann
True crime books can be all too easily chalked up as a genre of grisly murders and cheap, voyeuristic thrills—but to do so would be to overlook compelling evidence to the contrary. David Grann, whose true crime book revisits long-forgotten, or concealed, crimes in the Osage community of Oklahoma, raises the bar with examples of true crime books rich in historical discovery, literary merit and the kind of political inquiry these murky times are calling for