Literary Nonfiction. Adrian was deployed two times to Afghanistan, first as an executive officer and then as a captain skirmishing with Taliban forces. Throughout his time overseas, he wrote letters to friends, fellow soldiers, and his family. Showing vulnerability to some and steadfastness to others, these letters form AFGHAN POST and chronicle his identity as it splinters under the strain of modern warfare. This epistolary memoir is a daring look into the mind and experiences of an Afghanistan war veteran. Its form allows readers to explore, along with Adrian, the social, emotional, and physical consequences of mental compartmentalization. As one blurber put it, AFGHAN POST is "the story of a sensitive, intelligent young man as he comes to terms with conflict, privilege, duty, and ultimately himself."
Thomas E. Ricks @ Foreign PolicyReview @ Publisher's WeeklyBrian Castner @ The Daily BeastAdam Karr @ MAKE Literary MagazineSandy Shelton @ The New Haven RegisterReview @ Time Now: The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars in Art, Film, and LiteratureAuthor's featured article @ The New York Times
Adrian Bonenberger is a combat veteran who writes essays on military topics. He lives in Harlem with two roommates and a pet drone. Adrian has published with The New York Times' blog At War, Doonesbury's The Sandbox blog, runs several blogs of his own, and has appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss emergent issues within the veteran community. He currently attends the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA