WRITING ABOUT WAR

Writing About War

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Date: Saturday – September 29

Time: 2PM
Venue: Milford Theater

This panel will explore the experience of writing about war through both fiction and reportage. Our panelists will be journalist and historian FRANCIS FITZGERALD, who won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for her book “Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam”, based upon her on-the-ground reporting; and PHIL KLAY, who served as a marine for 13 months in Iraq and won the National Book Award for his short story collection “Redeployment” based upon his experiences.

WRITING ABOUT WAR will be moderated by LUCIAN TRUSCOTT IV who as the third generation of a military family, attended West Point and wrote the acclaimed novel “Dress Grey” about his time there. He has written extensively about the military and was a columnist for the Village Voice.

Phil Klay

Phil Klay

As a Marine, PHIL KLAY served 13 months in Iraq. He won the National Book Award for his short-story collection “Redeployment” based upon his experiences there.

 

Frances Fitzgerald

Frances Fitzgerald

Journalist and historian FRANCES FITZGERALD  won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for her book “Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam” based upon her ground breaking on- the- ground coverage of the Vietnam war. Her most recent book is “The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America.”

 

Lucian Truscott IV

Lucian Truscott IV - Moderator

As the third generation of a military family, LUCIAN TRUSCOTT IV attended West Point and wrote the acclaimed novel “Dress Grey” about his time there. He has written extensively about the military and was a columnist for the Village Voice.