Karl Marlantes

Karl Marlantes A graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Karl Marlantes served as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals.

He is the author of the New York Times Bestselling novel, Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, which won numerous prizes, including the William E. Colby Award given by the Pritzer Military Library, the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the 2011 Indies’ Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year, and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s James Webb Award for Distinguished Fiction.   He is also the author of the highly acclaimed nonfiction book What It Is Like to Go to War.

Bio courtesy of the author.