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Karl Marlantes: An Audio Conversation With Joe Schuster

Bloom contributing writer Joe Schuster, author of the novel The Might Have Been (Ballantine 2012), spoke with Karl Marlantes by phone for over an hour—about Marlantes’s experiences in the U.S. Marine Corp during and after the Vietnam War; about whether he thinks of himself as a writer who is a soldier, or a soldier who happens to write (or neither); about the 30+ year-odyssey of writing, and rewriting, his epic novel Matterhorn; and about how the book has been received by the military community.

Click the player below to listen to a 20-minute highlights version of that in-depth conversation.

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For more on Karl Marlantes—his work and is journey—click here.

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