“David Oliver Relin, a journalist and adventurer who achieved acclaim as co-author of the best seller ‘Three Cups of Tea’ (2006) and then suffered emotionally and financially as basic facts in the book were called into question, died Nov. 15 in Multnomah County, Ore. He was 49,” via New York Times.
“Relin was born in Rochester, New York. In his career he was drawn to telling stories about worldwide inequities involving children. Which is why he was assigned to write a book about Rochester, Minnesota native Greg Mortenson, a mountain climber who had an inspiring story about building schools,” via State of the Arts.