Writers’ Workshop graduate Whitney Terrell will read from his novel, The Good Lieutenant. “With The Good Lieutenant, Terrell has unwound the myths of one of our most encrusted literary forms―the war novel… It opens in conflagration―everything having gone wrong for Lieutenant Emma Fowler in one explosive instant―and from there the mystery of how we got to this disastrous moment unfolds backward, Memento-like, as we watch Emma become more innocent, her life more full of hope and possibility, with each day less of war that she has experienced. This is brilliant, bold, heartbreaking storytelling.” ―Adam Johnson
Whitney Terrell is the author of The Huntsman, a New York Times notable book, and The King of Kings County. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq during 2006 and 2010 and covered the war for the Washington Post Magazine, Slate, and NPR. He teaches creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.