Sara Vladic, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and New York Times bestselling author, is one of the world’s leading experts on the USS Indianapolis, having become obsessed with the story at the age of 13. Over the next two decades, Vladic met and interviewed 107 of the ship’s survivors, and in 2016 she released an award-winning documentary film on the disaster, USS Indianapolis: The Legacy. She has published new research on Indianapolis in Proceedings, the official journal of the US Navy, and appeared as an expert commentator on PBS’s USS Indianapolis: Live from the Deep, which explored the ship’s wreckage. She and her husband, Ben, live in San Marcos, California. She is the coauthor with Lynn Vincent of the NYT bestseller Indianapolis.