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In 2008, Nathan Deuel, a former editor at Rolling Stone
and The Village Voice, and his wife, a National Public
Radio foreign correspondent, moved to the deeply
Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to see for themselves
what was happening in the Middle East. There they had a
daughter, and later, while his wife filed reports from
Baghdad and Syria, car bombs erupted and one night a
firefight raged outside the family's apartment in Beirut.
Their marriage strained, and they struggled with the
decision to stay or go home.
At once a meditation on fatherhood, an unusual memoir
of a war correspondent’s spouse, and a first-hand account
from the front lines of the most historic events of recent
days—the Arab Spring, the end of the Iraq war, and the
unrest in Syria—Friday Was The Bomb is a searing
collection of timely and absorbing essays.
Nathan Deuel has contributed essays,
fiction, and criticism to The New York Times,
Financial Times, GQ, The New Republic,
Times Literary Supplement, Virginia
Quarterly Review, The Paris Review, Salon,
Slate, Bookforum, Los Angeles Review of
Books, Columbia Journalism Review, Tin
House, The Atlantic, and many others.
Previously, he was an editor at Rolling Stone
and The Village Voice.
He holds an M.F.A. from the University of
Tampa and a B.A. in Literature from Brown
University, and he attended Deep Springs
He recently moved to Los Angeles from
Beirut with his wife and daughter.
Nathan will be in conversation with Julia