Author Profile

Michael Pitre

Michael Pitre Michael Pitre is a graduate of LSU, where, as a double major in history and creative writing, he studied with Andrei Codrescu and Mark Jude Poirier. He joined the US Marines in 2002, deploying twice to Iraq and attaining the rank of Captain before leaving the service in 2010 to get his MBA at Loyola. He lives in New Orleans. Fives and Twenty-Fives is his first novel.

Reviews of Fives and Twenty-Fives

An unblinking, razor-edged portrait of the war... [A] deeply moving book.
-- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

A heart-stopping debut novel about war and its aftermath by an Iraq War veteran--and an essential examination of the United States' role in the world.
-- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

A thrilling, defining novel of the Iraq War.
-- Adam Morgan, Booklist

Videos featuring Michael Pitre

Author Michael Pitre discusses his novel FIVES & TWENTY-FIVES

Lecture at West Point

Soldier-Authors: The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars in New Works of Fiction