David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He has written about everything from New York City's antiquated water tunnels to the hunt for the giant squid. His stories have appeared in several anthologies. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the New Republic. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.
`A fascinating and brilliant book' -- Malcolm Gladwell
`A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration' * Sunday Times *
`The best story in the world, told perfectly' * Evening Standard *
`Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones' * Daily Telegraph *