Elizabeth D. Samet

Elizabeth D. Samet

Fellow: Awarded 2012
Field of Study: General Nonfiction

Competition: US & Canada

United States Military Academy

Elizabeth D. Samet is the author of Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point (FSG & Picador), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest and was named one of The New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of 2007; and Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers, and the Progress of Consent in America, 1776-1898 (Stanford UP). Her essays and reviews have been published in various venues, including The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and The New Republic. She has also appeared on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, NPR, and the BBC World Service. Samet is professor of English at West Point. Her Guggenheim Fellowship will support the writing of Crimes of Odysseus: Imagining Postwar America, a book about mythologies of the war veteran in American culture, specifically in Hollywood cinema.

Profile photograph by Seth Armus.

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