Kirk Wallace Johnson & John Carreyrou
December 23, 2018
KIRK WALLACE JOHNSON is a writer and founder of the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies. One day while fly fishing he learned about Edwin Rist and the theft of a large number of specimens of rare birds from the British Museum. This led Johnson down the rabbit hole as he became involved with the people who tie salmon flies and the very rare feathers they covet. This wild true-life crime case is told in Johnson’s new book: THE FEATHER THIEF: BEAUTY, OBSESSION, AND THE NATURAL HISTORY HEIST OF THE CENTURY.
Inquiry welcomes JOHN CARREYROU, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the Wall Street Journal. His latest book is a damning history of the startup company Theranos and its CEO Elizabeth Holmes, who is now under indictment. Carreyrou’s book is BAD BLOOD: SECRETS AND LIES IN A SILICON VALLEY STARTUP.