Public Lecture Series with David Grann: “The White Darkness”
Where: The Explorers Club
46 E. 70th St.
212-628-8383 Price: Member Ticket $10; Guest Ticket $25; Student with valid ID $5
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“The White Darkness” is a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic. Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed with Ernest Shackleton. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton’s crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone.
David Grann is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine.
His first book, “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon” was also #1 New York Times bestseller and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the book was chosen as one of the best books of 2009 by the New York Times, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Bloomberg, Publishers Weekly, Christian Science Monitor ,and other publications.
He also authored Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, as well as The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, which was named by Men’s Journal one of the best true crime books ever written.
Before joining The New Yorker in 2003, Grann was a senior editor at The New Republic, and, from 1995 until 1996, the executive editor of the newspaper The Hill. He holds master’s degrees in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy as well as in creative writing from Boston University. After graduating from Connecticut College in 1989, he received a Thomas 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.Buy tickets/get more info now