War Stories.

You might want to arrive early for this one.

Four acclaimed writers – a memoirist, a military historian, a biographer, and a novelist – discuss the art of writing about war from four very different perspectives and approaches. How have their own experiences of war informed their writing? How do they gather and process material? How do they render both the personal stories of combatants and the larger historical context? This panel full of literary heavyweights will deliver fascinating insights into their craft.

Ishmael Beah is the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, which  has been published in over 40 languages and was named by Time Magazine as one of the Top 10 Nonfiction books of 2007, ranking at number 3.

Colonel Gregory Fontenot served in the US Army for over thirty years. His book, The First Infantry Division and the US Army Transformed, will be published next month by the University of Missouri Press.

Candice Millard, an alumna of last year's inaugural Unbound Book Festival, is the author of three bestselling books, most recently Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and the making of Winston Churchill.

Whitney Terrell, who also appeared at Unbound last year interviewing John Freeman, is the author of (among other titles) the nationally-acclaimed The Good Lieutenant. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq during 2006 and 2010 and covered the war for the Washington Post Magazine, Slate, and NPR.  

Saturday, April 22, Macklanburg Playhouse, 11.30 - 12.45