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Kevin Powers was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, and holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Michener Fellow in Poetry. He served in the US Army in 2004 and 2005 in Iraq, where he was deployed as a machine gunner in Mosul and Tal Afar. His debut novel, The Yellow Birds was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2012 and was a New York Times bestseller in its first week of publication.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Kevin Powers

Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers
Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting
Kevin Powers
Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2014. In this remarkable debut poetry collection, National Book Award finalist and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers creates a startling, affecting portrait of a life shaped by war.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
The Yellow Birds
Kevin Powers
August 2014 Guest Editor Gerald Seymour on The Yellow Birds... And I am not totally wedded to nostalgia. Anyone wishing to see fiction’s response to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and be confident that the author knows what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/06/2013
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
The Yellow Birds
Kevin Powers
Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2012. An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970

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