Guest: Matt Gallagher
[From the Radio Times archive] MATT GALLAGHER was an army platoon leader in Iraq in 2007-2008, the height of the war. He started writing a popular and irreverent blog called Kaboom that had a big following among troops and civilians. It also got him in trouble with the brass. Gallagher has written his first novel, Youngblood, about an Army platoon lieutenant dealing with a hot head and trigger happy sergeant, a mysterious murder, and the ambiguities of a war that’s winding down. He joins us today to discuss his new novel and his experiences in the Middle East.