Helen Benedict, whose latest novel is “Wolf Season,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.
A journalist as well as novelist, Helen Benedict focuses on the effects of war, both on civilian and military populations. Her latest novel, “Wolf Season,” takes place in a small town near Albany, New York, where Iraq war veterans and Iraqi refugees both live and work, and what happens when a natural disaster forces them to interact. How does PTSD and trauma affect those who lived or fought in a war zone, and how does that trauma scar them afterward?
NOTE: A computer glitch caused the podcast version to air (minus the intro) instead of the Bookwaves version. Here is the version that was supposed to air:
An extended 41-minute version of this interview can be found as a Radio Wolinsky podcast.