April 22, 2010
Bestselling author of "The Perfect Storm" and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner to discuss U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan
WHEN: Wednesday, June 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
WHAT: Bestselling author Sebastian Junger comes to the Fitzgerald Theater to discuss the lives of U.S. troops on the ground, fighting in Afghanistan. American RadioWorks' Stephen Smith will host the evening. Junger's new book, "War," is based on his experience with a single platoon of the U.S. Army as they battled their way across eastern Afghanistan. He explores the psychological, social, and even neurological elements of combat, as well as the bonds that form between these small groups of men.
The documentary film "Restrepo"--a companion to "War"--has recently won a Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Junger's book will be on sale and there will be a signing after the event.
More about Sebastian Junger Sebastian Junger is the bestselling author of "The Perfect Storm," "A Death in Belmont" and "Fire." He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism.
WHERE: UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio, 480 Cedar St., St. Paul.
TICKETS: $20, $18 for MPR members and $10 for military personnel (tickets must be purchased at the box office to receive military discount). Call The Fitzgerald Theater box office, 651-290-1221.
Sebastian Junger at The UBS Forum is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.