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Brian Castner

BRIAN CASTNER is the author of Disappointment River , All the Ways We Kill and Die , and the war memoir The Long Walk , which was adapted into an opera and named an Amazon Best Book for 2012. A former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer and veteran of the Iraq War, his journalism and essays have appeared in the New York Times , Wired , Esquire , and on NPR. He is a two-time grantee of the Pulitzer Center, and is the co-editor of The Road Ahead: Stories from the Forever War .