Walter Kirn at the Chicago Humanities Festival

A stunning true story from the author of “Up in the Air.” For 15 years, acclaimed journalist and novelist Walter Kirn fell for the pedigreed charms of one Clark Rockefeller. Then in July 2008, authorities pursued “Rockefeller” for kidnapping his own daughter, and an elaborate lie very publicly unraveled. Clark’s real identity was revealed to be Christian Gerhartsreiter, a German imposter with a murderous past. What started as a story about American nobility became “Blood Will Out,” a deeply personal account of Kirn’s relationship with a psychopath masquerading as a gentleman.

This program was recorded on October 25, 2014 as part of the 25th Anniversary Chicago Humanities Festival, Journeys:


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