David King

Agent: Suzanne Gluck
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

About David King

David King is the bestselling author of Death in the City of Light , Vienna 1814, and Finding Atlantis. His books have been selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club, the History Book Club, the Military Book Club, the Mystery Guild, and the Quality Paperback Book Club. They have been named to several prominent lists of the best nonfiction books of the year and translated into more than a dozen languages. Most recently, Death in the City of Light has been featured on the homepage of Yahoo, MSNBC, CNBC, CBS News, and the Today Show at msnbc.com

A Fulbright Scholar with a master’s degree from Cambridge University, King taught European history at the University of Kentucky before becoming a full-time writer. He has been honored as a Fellow of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society, and an inductee into his high school’s Hall of Fame. King’s books have been read widely from university students to the President of the United States. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife and children.

Read David's interview with Jeff Glor, anchor of The CBS Early Show

Did you know that David . . .

  • Spent six years living and traveling in Europe
  • Played forward on his college basketball team in Cambridge, and, for a few summers, mid-off for a cricket team
  • Hosted a weekly alternative and indie music show for a college radio station, including starting one of the first "Britpop" shows in the United States (it began in 1991)
  • Is an avid book collector and one of his favorite volumes is a first edition of Olof Rudbeck's Atlantica , published in 1679 and at the heart of Finding Atlantis
  • Likes learning languages (he reads over half a dozen)
  • Enjoys Ashtanga yoga and Brazilian jiu jitsu

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Web site artwork courtesy of The Bridgeman Art Library. Image of Dr. Petiot used with permission of Associated Press.
Image of Olof Rudbeck: Author's Collection and Author Photograph: Dave Huntsman.
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