David Grann





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David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. He has written about everything from New York City’s antiquated water tunnels to the hunt for the giant squid to the presidential campaign.
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, published by Doubleday, is Grann’s first book and is being developed into a movie by Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company and Paramount Pictures.
Grann’s stories have appeared in several anthologies, including What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001; The Best American Crime Writing, of both 2004 and 2005; and The Best American Sports Writing, of 2003 and 2006. A 2004 finalist for the Michael Kelly award for the “fearless pursuit and expression of truth,” Grann has also written f...more


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“Does God think that, because it is raining, I am not going to destroy the world? - Lope de Aguirre after going mad in the Amazon”
David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

“...much of the discovery of the world was based on failure rather than on success--on tactical errors and pipe dreams.”
David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

“You know, I had a lot of romantic notions about the jungle and this kind of finished that”
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