Blood Lines: The Literature of War
Authors Philip Caputo & Kevin Powers read from the Folger stage as part of the PEN/Faulkner Reading Series.

Philip Caputo is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including A Rumor of War, one of the most highly praised books of the twentieth century. His novels include Acts of Faith, The Voyage, Horn of Africa, and Crossers. His latest book, The Longest Road, is a nonfiction account of a 2011 cross-continental road trip from Key West, Florida to Deadhorse, Alaska. He and his wife, Leslie Ware, divide their time between Norwalk, Connecticut, and Patagonia, Arizona.

Kevin Powers joined the army at the age of seventeen, later serving a year as a machine gunner in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq, in 2004 and 2005. After his honorable discharge, he enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Michener Fellow in Poetry.