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Bestselling Author Erik Larson on Ambition, Heroism and History

Erik Larson is a white man with short, white hair and a white beard. In this professional author photo, he faces the camera with a slight smile and a hand on his hip. He's wearing a blue button-down shirt with long sleeves.
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Erik Larson is the bestselling author of books including "The Devil in the White City" and "Isaac's Storm." His latest is the ghost story "No One Goes Alone," available as an Audible original.

Erik Larson is the author of bestselling historical nonfiction, including "The Devil in the White City," "The Splendid and the Vile" and "In the Garden of Beasts." Today, Larson discusses how he uses history to process his anxieties about the present and what made him turn to fiction for his latest work, a ghost story called "No One Goes Alone," which is exclusively available on Audible.

Courtney is back in her hometown after graduating from the University of Kansas in 2019 with degrees in journalism and film. While at KU, she was the arts and culture editor of the University Daily Kansan and had a summer internship at KCUR, Kansas City's NPR member station. She has three pet rats and has seen almost every Audrey Hepburn movie.
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