Women and War
Benedict explores the wounds inflicted on soldiers, refugees, and their families in her new novel Wolf Season. An earlier nonfiction book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, triggered a class-action suit on behalf of women and men who’d been sexually assaulted in the military and inspired the Oscar-nominated documentary The Invisible War.
Terrell, an assistant professor at UMKC, revolved his most recent novel, The Good Lieutenant, around a female Army officer in Iraq. It was named a best book of 2016 by The Washington Post and The Boston Globe.
Together, they discuss their novels and war's impact on female soldiers and their families.