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Eastern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture With Author David Grann @ Shoshone-Bannock Casino and Events Center
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Join the IHC for our 15th annual Eastern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture with bestselling author David Grann on Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel and Events Center. The author will discuss his book Killers of the Flower Moon with Mark Trahant, editor at large of Indian Country Today. Revered for nonfiction that jumps off the page, Grann doesn’t just write about incredible people—he walks in their shoes. Whether crossing the ocean or trekking through the Amazon, Grann digs deep to give his stories a pace and intensity unlike any other. 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 over 100 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list, it was a finalist for the National Book Award and ranked #1 on both Shelf Awareness and Amazon’s Single Best Books of the Year. Now Read This, the joint book club between PBS NewsHour and New York Times, selected Killers of the Flower Moon for their February 2018 read. Following a highly publicized bidding war for the film rights, Killers of the Flower Moon debuted at Cannes in 2023, with Martin Scorsese as director and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. The news of the movie combined with the popularity of his latest book, The Wager, brought Killers back to the New York Times bestseller list. The author will discuss his book Killers of the Flower Moon with Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock tribal member and editor at large of Indian Country Today. Trahant was recently inducted into The National Native American Hall of Fame for his decades of work on behalf of Indigenous Peoples through his work as a journalist, speaker, and teacher. Trahant is an innovator within digital and print media who began his career as the editor of the Sho-Ban News at the age of 19. Ticket prices for the Eastern Idaho Distinguished Lecture will be offered on a sliding scale. Sales with suggested ranges are currently available here. Tickets are available for a private reception prior to the lectures with the author for $75.00, with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. The program starts at 7PM and will be theatre seating. Following the event, the author will be signing books. Books will be available for sale at the event. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the ticket link here.