David Grann is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. His books, including The Lost City of Z, Killers of the Flower Moon, and The White Darkness, have been translated into more than 25 languages and have won numerous awards.
In a recent interview, Grann discussed the creative process behind his greatest works. He talked about how he finds the stories that grip us, how he researches them, and how he brings them to life in his writing.
Grann said that he is always on the lookout for stories that are “unbelievable but true.” He is drawn to stories that are “full of mystery, suspense, and adventure.”
He said that he often finds these stories by reading old newspapers and magazines. He also talks to people who have lived through extraordinary events.