Bestselling Author and Staff Writer at The New Yorker David Grann to Speak at Aronoff Center

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library

David Grann, bestselling author and Staff Writer at The New Yorker, is the 2024 Mary S. Stern Lecture Series Speaker! Grann is the author of award-winning titles including Killers of the Flower Moon and The Wager.

Grann will speak on September 25 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Tickets, available for purchase between $5-$15, will go on sale this June. For the latest information, visit the Stern Lecture webpage.

“Killers of the Flower Moon”

Killers of the Flower Moon” documents one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history. Described in the New York Times as a “riveting” work that will “sear your soul,” it was a finalist for the National Book Award and a winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award for best true crime book. It was a #1 New York Times bestseller and named one of the best books of the year by the Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Time, and other publications. Amazon selected it as the single best book of the year.

The book has been adapted into a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro, and Jesse Plemons. For middle schoolers, Grann has also released "Killers of the Flower Moon: A Young Reader’s Edition," which the School Library Journal called as “imperative and enthralling as its parent text.”

Read or listen to books, ebooks, and audiobooks by Grann free with your library card:

The Wager

The Lost City of Z

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

About David Grann

David Grann is a #1 New York Times, opens a new window bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker, opens a new window magazine. Grann holds master’s degrees in international relations (from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) and creative writing (from Boston University). After graduating from Connecticut College, in 1989, he received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and did research in Mexico, where he began his career in journalism. He currently lives in New York with his wife and two children.

Bringing Thought Leaders to Our Community

The late Mary S. Stern endowed an annual lecture series for the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library through The Library Foundation to support bringing internationally renowned thought leaders to our community. As part of Stern's lasting legacy, tickets for the lecture series are priced to ensure today's renowned thinkers are accessible to as many people as possible. Tickets for this year's lecture featuring David Grann will be priced between $5-15 and go on sale in June.

The Stern Lecture Series invites lecturers who can honor Stern’s legacy by advancing the Library’s mission to connect our community with a world of ideas and information. David Grann joins Isabel Wilkerson (2023), Walter Isaacson (2022), Doris Kearns Goodwin (2021), and Bryan Stevenson (2019) as Mary S. Stern Lecture Series speakers.

The Mary S. Stern Lecture Series is possible through an endowment to The Library Foundation., opens a new window Learn more about the annual Mary S. Stern lecture, opens a new window