A journalist at heart, the bestselling American author Erik Larson has sold a number of books throughout the years, most of them being non-fiction. Focusing on his investigative nature, he works to report the facts as he sees them, getting behind the surface veneer, as he digs down exposing everything and laying all the details bare for the reader. This style has managed to gain him a great many fans over his long and illustrious career, as not only does he report with honesty, but integrity as well.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the third of January, 1954, the American writer Erik Larson was brought up in Freeport, Long Island in New York. After being brought up in Brooklyn, he soaked in a lot from his environment during these early years. It was this upbringing that was to inform much of his writing career later on, as he began to develo