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Wayne Karlin

writer, former US marine

Wayne Karlin has been called by Tim O'Brien "one of the most gifted writers to emerge from the Vietnam War." He has written four previous novels in addition to his books with curbstone: *Crossover*, *Lost Armies*, *The Extras* and *US*. Karlin co-edited the first anthology of Viet Nam war veteran fiction, *Free Fire Zone*, and in 1995, he co-edited *The Other Side of Heaven: Post War Fiction by Vietnamese and American Writers*. He is the series editor for Curbstone's *Voices from Viet Nam* series of contemporary fiction. Karlin's novel, *Prisoners*, received the Paterson Prize for Fiction. He lives in Maryland, where he teaches at the College of Southern Maryland.