As the Logan Nonfiction Program enters its third successful year of fellowship here at the Carey Institute, we’re honored to watch an increasing number of our alumni celebrate the publication of their works. We’re happy to announce that “Shooting Ghosts” by Finbarr O’Reilly and Thomas Brennan will be released on August 22 by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House. The co-authors will also be interviewed on Fresh Air with Terry Gross in the coming weeks and will host an event open to the public at the Carey Institute in the fall.
“Shooting Ghosts” is a unique memoir, telling the shared story of Brennan, a decorated Marine, and O’Reilly, a renowned combat photographer, as they navigate the realities of war and attempt to move beyond its unforgiving psychological aftermath. Kirkus Reviews calls the book “a courageous breaking of the code of silence to seek mental health for veterans and the war-scarred.” O’Reilly and Brennan worked on the book in the Spring of 2016 as fellows at the Carey Institute.
The co-authors will return to the Carey Institute for an evening presentation open to the public in the fall. Keep an eye on our website for more details to come.