facebook
twitter
search
search

National Endowment names anthology editor

Nov. 16, 2004 at 3:30 PM

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Andrew Carroll was named editor of a National Endowment for the Arts' anthology of present day war stories and reflections on war.

A spokesman for the endowment said the anthology, to be titled "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience," will preserve firsthand experiences from the battlegrounds of Iraq and Afghanistan. It is scheduled for publication in 2006. Carroll, director of the Legacy Project and for them edited a similar anthology, "War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence From American Wars." The Legacy Project is a national initiative that seeks to preserve wartime correspondence before such letters are lost or destroyed.

The endowment will hold 20 writing workshops at military bases with such writers as Richard Bausch, Tom Clancy, Jeff Shaara, and Tobias Wolff taking part. These workshops will encourage members of the armed forces to record their perspectives on war, combat, and life in the military. Carroll was quoted as saying the fighting men "are the most authentic and insightful voices we have on these subjects."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Topics: Tom Clancy
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Flo Rida to perform during Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Watch Kate Hudson sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for the 4th of July
Christopher Reeve's daughter gives birth to a son, names him Christopher
Pia Zadora and Cloris Leachman to trade lives for a week on 'Wife Swap'
Kelly Rutherford reunites with her children in New York City