At Ben East Books I cover reading, writing, and global events.

My first novel, Two Pumps for the Body Man, is about diplomacy on the front lines of the war on terror. It comforts readers with the knowledge that the enemy can’t kill us if our institutions kill us first. My second novel, Patchworks, examines American gun culture in a similar light.

Diplomatic assignments have taken me to India, Washington, Mexico, Ghana, Nicaragua, and Saudi Arabia. I taught English at the American School of Asuncion; at Brooklyn College Academy in New York; and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi.

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