Writers explore ‘The Veteran Experience’

(Photo by Jeff Fitlow)


Six acclaimed authors discussed their writing as a lens to explore veteran and active-duty experiences Nov. 5 for the inaugural The Veteran Experience Speaker Series at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

Pictured from left are Bruce Jay Friedman, author of eight novels and an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter; William Broyles, a Rice alumnus and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter; Karl Marlantes, author of New York Times bestseller “Matterhorn” and winner of the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize; MBA student Mike Freedman, president of the Jones School’s Veterans in Business Association; Ben Fountain, award-winning author of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”; Lea Carpenter, author of the critically acclaimed novel “Eleven Days”; and David Abrams, author of “Fobbit,” a New York Times “notable book.”

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