Matt Gallagher is a former US Army captain and the author of the acclaimed Iraq war memoir Kaboom, based on the popular and controversial blog he kept while he was deployed. He holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia and has written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Daily Beast, and Boston Review, among others. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.
His debut novel Youngblood is forthcoming in February 2016 from Atria/Simon & Schuster.
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Silent Hearts (2018)
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Pieces of Me (2018)
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The Redshirt (2020)
"Every now and then, a book comes along that changes our understanding of what we once considered known and true. The Redshirt does that for football, the literary sports novel, and modern American masculinity, all at once. Corey Sobel, a former football player, has written a violent and tender elegy to the sport and life that shaped him. He's a keen, creative force, and The Redshirt promises to be one of 2020's finest debuts."
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