From New York Times bestselling author David Grann, The White Darkness is the powerful, true story of Henry Worsley, a devoted husband, father, and British special forces officer who idolized Ernest Shackleton, the 19th-century polar explorer, and was related to one of Shackleton's men. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton’s crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape and life-threatening physical exhaustion. In 2015, at age 55, he embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. Grann tells Worsley’s remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called “simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today.” The White Darkness is a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.
A staff writer at the New Yorker, David Grann is the author of The Lost City of Z and the National Book Award Finalist Killers of the Flower Moon, both of which were chosen as one of the best books of their respective year by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other publications. He is also the author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes. His work has garnered several honors for outstanding journalism, and his stories have appeared in many anthologies of the best American writing. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.