Hot on the heels of the success of the film adaptation of David Grann’s epic nonfiction crime opus, Killers of the Flower Moon, director Martin Scorcese and actor Leonardo DiCarprio are already busy adapting the New Yorker writer’s harrowing new opus, The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder. Grann’s latest tour de force bestseller tells the harrowing saga of a shipwrecked British warship crew, initially hailed as heroes but later accused of mutiny. Whether crossing the ocean or trekking through the Amazon, the New Yorker writer digs deep to give his stories a pace and intensity unlike any other. In conversation in Sonoma, Grann will explore his creative process — from what initially inspires him to investigate a story, to his painstaking research, to its broader relevance today.
Grann’s articles “The Old Man & the Gun” and “Trial by Fire,” as well as his bestselling book The Lost City of Z have been adapted for the big screen. His 2018 book about British explorer Henry Worsley, The White Darkness, is currently being produced for Apple TV+ as a limited series starring Tom Hiddleston.
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