November 2015 – War Writing, Irony and Co-Authorship: A Conversation with Christopher Robinson & Gavin Kovite

War Writing, Irony and Co-Authorship: A Reading and Conversation with Christopher Robinson & Gavin Kovite

Monday November 16th @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Free
244 Greene Street, Event Space/ Rm 106
Department of English, NYU
reception to follow

NYU’s Cultures of War and the Post War research group and the Words After War veteran and civilian writers’ workshop are pleased to present a conversation with the authors of War of the Encyclopaedists, Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite.

Amongst other topics, the authors will discuss the role of irony and satire in war writing and war culture, their experience of co-authorship, and the challenges of the breaking down of silos in the literary world. The evening’s discussion will be followed by Q&A and reception.

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

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 .

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