21st Annual Chicago Benefit Dinner and Choosing to Participate Kick-Off
Co-Chairs Greg Case and Jim Reynolds along with Honorary Chair Mayor Rahm Emanuel invite you to join us for the 21st Annual Chicago Benefit Dinner, featuring special guest Erik Larson
(pictured at left). The event will serve as the kick-off for Choosing to Participate
, a national, interactive multimedia exhibit that Facing History will bring to the Harold Washington Library this fall.
A master of narrative nonfiction, Erik Larson
is author of three New York Times
bestsellers, including The Devil in the White City
, which won an Edgar Award and was a National Book Award finalist. Larson’s latest book, In the Garden of Beasts
, is the saga of an American father —the new U.S. ambassador to Nazi Germany— and daughter who in July 1933 suddenly found themselves, and the rest of their family, transported to the heart of Hitler’s Berlin.
Erik Larson sat down with Facing History recently to discuss his books, the role of upstanders, and why he loves writing about history. Read the interview here.