Brian Turner, 41st Annual ODU Literary Festival


Brian Turner


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Big Blue Room, Ted Constant Convocation Center

Author/Artist Bio

Brian Turner’s latest book, My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir (2014) has been called “Achingly, disturbingly, shockingly beautiful” by Nick Flynn and “a humane, heartbreaking, and expertly crafted work of literature” by Tim O’Brien. His two collections of poetry: Here, Bullet (Alice James Books, 2005; Bloodaxe Books, 2007) and Phantom Noise (2010) have also been published in Sweden and Poland. Turner served in the U.S. Army for seven years and was featured in the documentary “Operation Homecoming: Writing the War Experience,” which was nominated for an Academy Award.


Wednesday, October 24, 4 p.m.

Remica Bingham-Risher, C0-Director of the Festival, welcomed the audience and introduced Jane Smith, English Senior Lector at ODU, who introduced Brian Turner.

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