Hi there, I’m Adin.
Most days, I’m writing about whatever interests me in the world. Frequently but not exclusively, it involves conflict. Some of my recent nonfiction work has appeared in outlets like The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Paris Review.These pieces have covered everything from the language and literature of war to how we’re writing modern histories, but I’m always trying to explore new ideas and questions that arise in my mind. When I find the time, I work on fiction and literary criticism. I also serve as the president of the Military Writers Guild, an international network of servicemembers, veterans, civilian analysts, and writers dedicated to improving how we write and talk about war.
You can hear my honeyed tones on a couple shows. The first, War Stories, is a narrative podcast I host alongside Angry Staff Officer. In each season of the show, we take a topic of warfare and trace its development from inception to the modern day. We focus on the stories of those who were there at crucial points. The other, currently on hiatus and whose episodes are spread out over the ether, is The Pen and the Sword and centers around a series of discussions on how we talk about and remember war, with a particular focus on the written word. Most of the time it turns out to be a mix of sociology, strategy, history, and literature over the course of an hour-long discussion.
I’m an avid reader and a struggling Tweeter. I also love cooking, tabletop gaming, and various weird histories. I’m represented in all bookish matters by Becky Sweren at Aevitas Creative Management.