Roy Scranton
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Roy Scranton

Roy Scranton is the author of TOTAL MOBILIZATION: WORLD WAR II AND AMERICAN LITERATURE (University of Chicago Press, 2019), I HEART OKLAHOMA! (Soho Press, 2019), WE'RE DOOMED. NOW WHAT? (Soho Press, 2018), WAR PORN (Soho Press, 2016), and LEARNING TO DIE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE (City Lights, 2015). He earned an MA from the New School for Social Research and a PhD in English from Princeton, and has been awarded a Whiting Humanities Fellowship and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. His work has appeared widely, including in the BEST SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2014, and has been called "fierce and provocative" (Elizabeth Kolbert), "elegant, erudite, heartfelt & wise"
(Amitav Ghosh), "forceful and unsettling" (Michiko Kakutani), and "brilliant" (Jeff VanderMeer). [photo credit Ola Kjelbye]

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