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Iowa Writer's Workshop Graduate's New Novel Focuses On One Of WWI's Most Horrific Battles

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French soldiers photographed in their trench around 1916-1918

Iowa Writer’s Workshop graduate Nick Dybek’s latest book tells a mysterious story set in the aftermath of one of World War I’s most horrific encounters, the Battle of Verdun.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Dybek about his new book, "The Verdun Affair: A Novel," about the battle and its aftermath.

This program originally aired on June 28, 2018.


  • Nick Dybek, author "The Verdun Affair: A Novel"
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River