Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Elliot Ackerman:
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Dark At The Crossing
National Book Award Finalist Elliot Ackerman tells a story of the Syrian civil war through the lens of an Arab-American who meets a Syrian refugee couple. The novel explores themes of failure, grief, and whether to keep faith or begin anew
In conversation with Jennifer Bort Yacovissi.
Elliot Ackerman, author of the critically acclaimed novel “Green on Blue,” is based out of Istanbul, where he has covered the Syrian Civil War since 2013. His latest novel is “Dark at the Crossing.” His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart.
Jennifer Bort Yacovissi
Jennifer Bort Yacovissi’s debut novel, “Up the Hill to Home,” tells the story of four generations of a family in Washington, D.C., from the Civil War to the Great Depression. Jenny is a member of PEN/America and the National Book Critics’ Circle, and writes a monthly column and reviews regularly for the Washington Independent Review of Books. She is serving as chair of the 2017 and 2018 Washington Writers Conference, and is president of the Annapolis chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association.
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences in Greenville, NC, Newport News, VA, and my farewell event with them in Chicago, IL (via sites in Louisville, KY, St. Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH),
three trips to New York City (including New York Comic-Con), and
my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles).
Number of photos taken this year: about 535,000.