Michael Lokesson

Michael Lokesson has written for The New York Times, National Geographic, Time, The Daily Beast, Salon, and many others. A former Navy officer, he currently lives in Los Angeles. He is at work on a (non-war) novel.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

A Literary Wolf

William Giraldi's "Hold the Dark" is an uncompromising book. In its language. In its outlook. In its journey....


War and Insurgency

IT’S EASY to understand why David Bellos and his publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, chose to bring out the French ...


Cold Redemption

Greg Baxter makes a strong literary comeback with his quiet, mysterious novel The Apartment....


Passive Aggression: Recent War Novels
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