Elliot Ackerman

Johanna Lawshea

Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. A former White House Fellow, his essays and fiction have appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New Republic, and Ecotone, among others. His debut novel, Green on Blue (Scribner), is a stirring story of a young Afghan orphan and the harrowing, intractable nature of war. Michiko Kakutan, writing for the New York Times, declares Green on Blue is a novel that conveys, with harrowing power, the fallout that decades of war . . . has had on that country’s people, and at the same time, it’s a kind of Greek tragedy about the cycles of revenge and violence that can consume families and tribes, generation after generation.”