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erik larson

Erik Larson *


Mt. Lebanon Public Library’s Evening with Erik Larson, was held on April 29 with a sellout crowd (1,000+).  A VIP reception was held for over 60 people prior to Larson’s description of his research and writing process.

Larson is a master of narrative non-fiction. His vividly written, bestselling books have won several awards and have been published worldwide.  His books include Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania; In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin; and The Devil in the White City, which remained on the New York Times bestseller lists for a combined total of over six years, won an Edgar Award for nonfiction crime writing, and was nominated for the National Book Award.

The lecture was the sixth in Mt. Lebanon Public Library’s annual Speaker Series. The series honors the memory of Joe Wertheim, an avid reader and long-time library patron who had served nine years on the library board, including a term as president, and the president of the Friends of Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

*photos courtesy of Tyler White

the sold out crowd

A sold out crowd*


Library Staff with Larson*









submitted by:
M.A. Jackson
Senior Library Assistant
Mt. Lebanon Public Library