Signature Series: New York Times Bestselling Author David Grann

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) will host New York Times bestselling author and award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker David Grann at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater. The lecture is free and open to the community. A reception and book signing will follow. 


About David Grann

david grannNew Yorker writer and bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon and The Lost City of Z David Grann doesn’t just produce captivating stories—he lives them. Whether crossing the ocean on a skiff or trekking for months through the Amazon, Grann immerses himself in his reporting to give his stories a pace and intensity unlike any other.

In his talks, Grann explores his creative process – from what initially inspires him to investigate a story to his painstaking research and then links the (often) forgotten histories to their relevance to today.

Grann’s latest book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,  is a true crime tale that unravels one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history. With more than 30 weeks on The New York Times nonfiction bestseller list, it was a finalist for the National Book Award and ranked #1 on both Shelf Awareness and Amazon’s Single Best Books of the Year. The PBS NewsHour-New York Times Book club, 'Now Read This,' selected Killers of the Flower Moon for their February 2018 read. Following a highly publicized bidding war for the film rights, Killers of the Flower Moon is now in production with Martin Scorcese as director and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

His first book, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, became a #1 NYT  bestseller and has been translated into more than 25 languages. The book interweaves the story of the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett’s 1925 quest to find a fabled civilization and Grann’s own attempt to follow Fawcett’s elusive trail and solve “one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century.” The 2017 film adaptation was called “mesmerizing” by The New York Times and “a mysterious, enthralling masterpiece” by The Atlantic. The Lost City of Z saw the return of Grann’s book to the Times bestseller list eight years after its original release. 

Continue to read David Grann's full biography.


Books by David Grann 

The Old Man and the Gun The White Darkness Killers of the Flower Moon Lost City of Z The Devil and Sherlock Holmes


Interested in reading one of these books? Visit the OCCC Library to check one out!

Questions? Contact Ms. Laurie Hurley, Administrative Assistant to the President, at 405-682-7502 or

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Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater