Danger Close: A Conversation with
Christopher Robinson & Gavin Kovite and P.W. Singer & August Cole
53 Washington Square South
The authors will discuss the role of fiction in exploring strategy, technology, and communication; the challenges of the breaking down of silos in the literary world; and the importance of bridging the policy and artistic communities. The evening’s discussion will be followed by Q&A and a book-signing reception with the authors. Books will be available for purchase at a special 20% discount.
More about the authors:
P.W. SINGER is Strategist for New America and a consultant for the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Hollywood projects that range from Call of Duty to DreamWorks. His award-winning nonfiction books include the New York Times bestseller Wired for War. Singer was recently named by marketing firm Onalytica as 1 of the 10 most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity.
AUGUST COLE is a writer, analyst, and former defense industry reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He is an Atlantic Council nonresident senior fellow, focusing on using narrative fiction to explore the future of warfare. Along with Singer he was an organizer of the Pentagon’s NextTech project.
CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON is a Boston University and Hunter College MFA graduate, is a MacDowell Colony fellow and a Yale Younger Poets Prize finalist. His writing has appeared in many publications, including The Kenyon Review and McSweeney’s.
GAVIN KOVITE was an infantry platoon leader in Baghdad from 2004-2005. He attended NYU Law and is now an Army lawyer. His writing has appeared in literary magazines and in Fire and Forget, an anthology of war fiction.
Words After War is a literary organization with a mission to bring veterans and civilians together to examine war and conflict through the lens of literature. Please learn more and support our mission at www.wordsafterwar.org.
The NYU Cultures of War and the Postwar Research Collaborative aims to contribute to the debates around war culture and to produce concrete outcomes for post-war cultural policies which bridge the divides between academia, veterans, the military, activists, writers and creative artists in today’s challenging global climate. More information at www.nyuenglish.com/warcultures