Born January 1, 1954, in Brooklyn, NY; married; wife's name Christine (a doctor); children: three daughters. Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1976; Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, M.S., 1978. Addresses: Home: Seattle, WA; New York, NY. Agent: David Black, David Black Literary Agency, 335 Adams St., Ste. 2710, Brooklyn, NY 11201. E-mail: email@example.com.
Author, journalist, and teacher. Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, former reporter; Wall Street Journal, New York, NY, former feature writer; Time, New York, senior writer. Has taught nonfiction writing at San Francisco State University, Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, and University of Oregon.
National Book Award for nonfiction nomination, 2003, and Edgar Allan Poe Award, 2004, both for The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and the Madness at the Fair That Changed America; Best History & Biography Prize, Goodreads Choice Awards, 2015, for Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.
"Erik Larson." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2015. Literature Resource Center. Web. 21 July 2016.