Roy Scranton - "War Porn"

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Roy Scranton discusses War Porn.

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: With War Porn, Roy Scranton adds a distinctive voice to Iraq War fiction. Sure to be the literary book of the summer, War Porn is written in phenomenal and propulsive prose, and Scranton goes beyond story-telling to ask important, urgent, and empathetic questions about the nature of humanity and the value of human life.

About the author: Roy Scranton is the author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization, and co-editor of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. He grew up in Oregon, dropped out of college, and spent several years wandering the American West. In 2002, he enlisted in the US Army. He served from 2002 to 2006, including a fourteen-month deployment to Iraq. After leaving the Army he earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree at the New School for Social Research, then completed his PhD in English at Princeton.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637