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Anthony Swofford        

Author, "Jarhead"

Anthony Swofford is the author of the memoirs "Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails" and "Jarhead" and the novel "Exit A."

A film adaptation of "Jarhead," directed by Sam Mendes, was released in 2005.

Swofford's writing has appeared in Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, and Slate, among other places. He has taught at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and Lewis and Clark College.

He lives in upstate New York with his wife, the writer and photographer Christa Parravani, and their daughter.

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