June 2016 – War and Memory: a panel discussion with Whitney Terrell, Elizabeth Gaffney, & Matt Gallagher, moderated by Scott Anderson

You are invited to “War and Memory” an evening panel discussion on Wednesday June 22nd, 7.00-8.30pm in 244 Greene St, Rm 106/The Event Space (between Waverley and Washington Place), which NYU Cultures of War is co-presenting with Words After War and A Public Space literary magazine.

War and Memory: a panel discussion with
Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant: A Novel (2016)
Elizabeth Gaffney, author of When the World Was Young: A Novel (2014) editor at large, A Public Space literary magazine
Matt Gallagher, author of Youngblood: A Novel (2016)
moderated by
Scott Anderson, war correspondent, author of Lawrence in Arabia:
War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Wednesday, June 22nd, 7.00-8.30pm
244 Greene St,
Rm 106/Event Space

co-presented by Words After War, A Public Space magazine,
and NYU Cultures of War.

Refreshments served!

Whitney Terrell
Whitney Terrell’s first novel, The Huntsman (Viking), was a New York Times notable book and was selected as a best book of 2001 by The Kansas City Star and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His second novel, The King of Kings County (Viking), won the William Rockhill Nelson award from The Kansas City Star and was selected as a best book of 2005 by the Christian Science Monitor. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has also taught fiction at Princeton University and was the Hodder Fellow for 2008-2009.  His non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, Details, Harper’s Magazine,The New York Observer, The Kansas City Star, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq during 2006 and 2010 and covered the war for The Washington Post Magazine, Slate and NPR. He was born and raised in Kansas City. He is a graduate of Princeton University and has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Elizabeth Gaffney
Elizabeth Gaffney is a native Brooklynite. She graduated with honors from Vassar College and holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College; she also studied philosophy and German at Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich.  Her first novel, Metropolis, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, was published by Random House in 2005. Her second novel, When the World Was Young, was published by Random House in 2014. Her stories have appeared in many little magazines, and she has translated four books from German.  Gaffney has been a resident artist at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Blue Mountain Center. She also teaches fiction and serves as the editor at large of the literary magazine A Public Space. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the neurologist Alex Boro, and their daughters.

Matt Gallagher http://www.mattgallagherauthor.com/
Matt Gallagher is the author of the novel Youngblood, published in February 2016 by Atria/Simon & Schuster.  A former U.S. Army captain, Matt’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Paris Review Daily and Playboy, among other places. He’s also the author of the Iraq memoir Kaboom and coeditor of, and contributor to, the short fiction collection Fire & Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. In 2015, Gallagher was featured in Vanity Fair as one of the voices of a new generation of American war literature. Among other media, he’s appeared on CBS News Sunday Morning and NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show.  A graduate of Wake Forest University, Matt also holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn and works as a writing instructor at Words After War, a literary nonprofit devoted to bringing veterans and civilians together to study conflict literature.

Scott Anderson http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/633/scott-anderson
Scott Anderson is a veteran war correspondent who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Chechnya, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador and many other strife-torn countries. A frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine, his work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Harper’s and Outside. He is the author of novels Moonlight Hotel and Triage and of non-fiction books The Man Who Tried to Save the World and The 4 O’Clock Murders, and co-author of War Zones and Inside The League with his brother Jon Lee Anderson.

Patrick Deer http://english.fas.nyu.edu/object/PatrickDeer.html

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 http://www.nyuenglish.com/culturesofwar/

See you there!

Patrick Deer, Bill Blake, AB Huber, and Chad Hegelmeyer
co-organizers, NYU Cultures of War and the Post-War Research Collaborative