Randall_Author PhotoDavid K. Randall is a senior reporter at Reuters and has previously written for the New York Times, the Associated Press and New York magazine, among others. His first book, “Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep,” was a New York Times best seller, called one of Amazon’s best books of the month, and was included in Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program.

His second book, “The King and Queen of Malibu: the True Story of the Battle for Paradise,” will be published by W.W. Norton on March 2, 2016. In a story that Publisher’s Weekly calls “fascinating … well-written and thoroughly researched,” the book introduces readers to Frederick and May Rindge, a couple whose early lives could not have been more different and yet filled in what the other was missing. The Rindges came to own all of Malibu when it was little more than an out of the way ranch, and, over the next thirty years, battled homesteaders, the federal government, and fractures within their own family in order to keep it as their own private paradise. The story would go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which issued a landmark eminent domain decision, and is the chief reason that celebrities live in Malibu now.

For Malibu and Dreamland press inquires, please contact Elizabeth Riley, senior director of publicity at W.W. Norton: eriley AT wwnorton DOT com.

For all other inquiries, please email davidkrandallwrites AT gmail DOT com.

(photo credit: Jason Roth)

Book Tour / Events

MARCH 2016

March 1. BookCourt, Brooklyn, NY at 7 pm.

March 3. Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, NJ, 7 pm.

March 13th. Frederick Hastings Rindge house. Hosted by the West Adams Heritage Association. Los Angeles, CA, 3 pm.

March 14th. Pepperdine University, Malibu CA, 4 pm. Reception to follow.

March 15th. Cellar Door Books, Riverside, CA, 6:30 pm.

March 16th. Warwick’s, La Jolla, CA, 7 pm.

March 18th. Books Inc, Alameda, CA, 7 pm.

March 19th. Cooperfield’s Books, Healdsburg, CA, 7 pm.

To set up an event, lecture, or Skype session with your book club, please email davidkentrandallwrites AT gmail DOT com.