Malibu Library Speaker Series

Author David Grann, On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 7:00 PM at Malibu library

Killers of the flower moon: the Arc of justice

DavidKillers of the Flower Moon novel written by David Grann Grann is a New Yorker writer and the bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon and The Lost City of Z. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is a true-crime tale that unravels one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history. With more than 49 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list, it was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Known for his compelling stories, Grann has been called “The man Hollywood can’t stop reading,” with four of his New Yorker articles adapted for the screen, including "Trial By Fire," "The Old Man & The Gun," and "The White Darkness." His next book, The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder, is a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth.

In his talk, Grann will explore his creative process—from what initially inspires him to investigate a story to his painstaking research and then links the (often) forgotten histories to their relevance to today.

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About the Series

Since 2013, the Malibu Library Speaker Series, a program of the Malibu Library, part of LA County Library, and the City of Malibu, has featured experts, authors, and other notable figures discussing a wide range of subjects, including the entertainment industry, literature, science, motivation, the arts, education, sports, travel, food, and the environment.

Local Author SeriesSHowcase: Local Author series, On Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7:00 PM at Malibu Library

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Authors featured in the October 27, 2022 Local Authors Series are: 

  • Ann Stalcup, who has authored 18 children’s books and will discuss her work Leo Politi: Artist of the Angels
  • Carla McCloskey, who will discuss her two books Grandma Told Me So—Lessons in Life and Love and Living in an Alien Body—Surviving Stroke
  • Susan Goldman Rubin, the author of many biographies for young people who will discuss many pieces of her work, including Give us the Vote! Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot


The Malibu Library Speaker Series, Showcase: Local Author Series, is a program of LA County Library and the City of Malibu that highlights Malibu’s literary talent. The program was developed in response to community feedback received during the Malibu Library Needs Assessment in 2018.

Past Notable Speakers

  • Bestselling author Susan Orlean
  • Bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates
  • Bestselling author Eric Schlosser
  • Civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred
  • Best-selling author Susan Casey
  • Former Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti
  • Abduction survivor and author Elizabeth Smart
  • Award-winning documentary filmmakers Rory Kennedy and Mark Bailey
  • Medical cannabis expert and author Michael Backes
  • David Garibaldi, radical performance painter
  • Tom Shadyac, prolific comedy writer and director
  • Elizabeth Gilbert, author of best-selling novel, "Eat, Pray, Love"
  • Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento and former NBA star
  • Jeff Henderson, award-winning chef and best-selling author
  • Jeannette Walls, best-selling author of "The Glass Castle"
  • Climate change champion and author Bill McKibben
  • Astrophysicist Jessie Christiansen