What Joshua Casteel interrogates in Letters from Abu Ghraib is the very idea of liberty. For every enduring work of literature is an epistle from the prison of silence to the possibility of freedom. --From the foreword by Christopher Merrill
An astounding insider's look at the war in Iraq. Joshua Casteel is an astute observer, a superb writer and a man of deeply held moral and religious conviction. Letters from Abu Ghraib gives us entry into his personal journey from dedicated soldier and interrogator to determined conscientious objector. --Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre Artistic Director and Resident Playwright
Letters from Abu Ghraib shows us that good and evil are not absolutes, but rather points along the spectrum of decisions that we, as individuals and participants in institutions, all must face. --Kelly Dougherty, Executive Director of Iraq Veterans Against the War
About the Author
Joshua Casteel is 27 years old and currently a dual-MFA candidate at the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop and the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program. Since his discharge from Active Duty May 30th 2005 as a Conscientious Objector, Joshua has been invited to speak at over 50 venues worldwide, including the UK, Sweden, South Korea, as well as two national tours of Ireland.