Roy Scranton

Roy Scranton is the author of the novel War Porn (Soho Press, 2016) and the philosophical essay Learning to Die in the Anthropocene (City Lights, 2015). His journalism, essays, fiction, poetry, and reviews have been published in The Nation, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, LIT, Boston Review, Prairie Schooner, Los Angeles Review of Books, Contemporary Literature, The Appendix, and elsewhere. He is also one of the editors of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013). He holds a Ph.D. in English from Princeton and an M.A. from the New School for Social Research, and teaches creative writing in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame.

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Roy Scranton is the author of War Porn (Soho Press, 2016) and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (City Lights, 2015), and co-editor of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013). His journalism, essays, criticism, scholarship, fiction, and poetry can be found in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, The Nation, Prairie Schooner, Boston Review, and elsewhere. He grew up in Oregon, dropped out of college after his freshman year, and spent several years wandering the American West. In 2002, he enlisted in the US Army. He served from 2002 to 2006, including a fourteen-month deployment to Iraq. After leaving the Army he earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at the New School for Social Research, then completed his PhD in English at Princeton. His essay "Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene" was selected for the 2015 Best American Science and Nature Writing, he was awarded a Whiting Fellowship for his dissertation work at Princeton University, and he was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences at Rice University. He currently teaches creative writing in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame.