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 Playboy, among others. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.
His debut novel Youngblood was published in February 2016 from Atria/Simon & Schuster.
Read reviews of Youngblood:
"Review: 'Youngblood' an Urgent Novel about the Iraq War", by Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times, Jan. 21, 2016.
"'Youngblood' Review: A novel about the Iraq War from a soldier who was there," by Roxana Robinson, The Washington Post, Jan. 22, 2016.
Hear an interview with Gallagher by Susan Page on WAMU's The Diane Rehm Show, Feb. 23, 2016.
Read an interview with Gallagher by Brian Castner in the LARB, January 26, 2016.