I’m so proud to know Trent Reedy. I met him at Vermont College of Fine Arts when he was a student there.
He enrolled not too long after he served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. His story is one of bravery and longing and yes, love . . . all the things that surround his unique mentor, the amazing Katherine Paterson.
And now, his new book, Words in the Dust, which draws largely from his experience overseas, is due out in February.
Here’s a two-part interview with his editor, Cheryl Klein:
One of the most important books to come, as well as one of the most beautiful covers ever!
Congratulations, Trent Reedy MFA!