“Astonishing. With beautiful prose, compelling narrative, and meticulous research, Adin Dobkin does far more than just record the history of a race—he conjures an entire world reeling in the aftermath of World War I.” –Phil Klay, National Book Award winner and author of Missionaries
Hi, I’m Adin.
Most days, I’m writing about what interests me in the world. Right now it’s a book about Texas representative J.T. Canales, a Progressive Era reformer, his investigation into violence perpetrated by the Texas Rangers, and the political, racial, and economic realities that set them on a collision course. I’m the author of Sprinting Through No Man’s Land, a book about France in the immediate aftermath of World War I through the lens of the 1919 Tour de France. Shorter essays, reporting, and criticism have appeared in outlets like The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Paris Review Daily. I’ve covered everything from the language and literature of war to how we publish works after an author’s death and the last days of an orbiting satellite (lots of old, sad things, maybe). Between that writing, I’m most passionate about teaching and editing other writers: sometimes independently (get in touch), other times with the folks at Catapult.
In the past (and maybe future), you could also hear my voice. I host War Stories alongside Angry Staff Officer. In each season of the show, we take an element of warfare and trace its development from inception to the modern day. Mostly, we focus on the stories of those people who were there at moments throughout. Right now, the show is on hiatus.
I’m a struggling Tweeter, if you’re looking for other ways of following me. I’m represented in all bookish matters by Becky Sweren and in film/tv by Allison Warren and Shenel Ekici-Moling at Aevitas Creative.