To those of you who've emailed to ask why I've neglected this site in recent months, I appreciate your interest and apologize for the long lapses. I've been consumed with the book tour for We're With Nobody, which I co-authored with Michael Rejebian (that's us in the green room with Jon Stewart before our appearance on "The Daily Show," which was by far the highlight of the tour). Most of my posts have been for the book's website, www.werewithnobody.com. The tour is over, and I had expected to get back in the saddle here, but a new book project has presented itself, so my posts will no doubt concern that, though they will likewise be sporadic because the book project is on a very tight deadline.
The new book is about the work of photographer Tim Hetherington, a great man who was killed in a mortar attack in Misrata, Libya, on April 20, 2011. That's Tim, above, climbing out of a building in Misrata shortly before he was killed.
I'll be traveling to Misrata in June, and hope to be able to post from there. For now, I'm immersed in research, so I probably won't be posting much. I appreciate everyone's interest, and again, apologize for the long lapses.
Author of five nonfiction books: Ten Point; Mississippi in Africa; Sultana; We're With Nobody (with Michael Rejebian); and Here I Am.
Contributor to numerous publications and sites including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; The Atlantic; Los Angeles Times; New York Times; Outside; Smithsonian; Washington Post Magazine; and VICE.