How War Literature Occupies the Realms of Both Fact and Fiction

Sometimes in interviews I catch myself speaking of my book of short stories about the Iraq War as though it is a kind of literary journalism. I want people to think about their recent history, imagine the lives of soldiers, and get a sense of what it’s like to go to war. And I do […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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In Cold War fiction, Russian villains haunted our imagination. Now they look almost quaint.

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