C.J. Chivers

C.J. Chivers

AViD Presents: C.J. Chivers
Thursday, May 23, 7:00 PM
, Central Library

Journalist C.J. Chivers is one of this generation’s most revered war correspondents and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for The New York Times. His magazine story, “The Fighter,” won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing, and he was part of a team of journalists awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Chivers served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps in the Persian Gulf War. In 2018, he released his book, The Fighters, a vivid account of modern warfare told through the stories of a half-dozen American combatants serving in the Middle East conflicts.

C.J. Chivers' Books

  • The Fighters
    C.J. Chivers

    Pulitzer Prize-winning conflict journalist CJ Chivers follows the arcs of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through the experiences of those who fought them.

  • The Gun
    C.J. Chivers

    Traces the history of the AK-47 assault rifle, from its inception to its use by more than fifty national armies around the world, to its role in modern-day Afghanistan, discussing how the deadly weapon has helped alter world history.


Event Info:

  • The event is free and open to the public
  • Doors open at 6:00 PM
  • Seating is first-come, first-served
  • Free parking available:
    • In the parking garage off of Grand Ave. underneath the library
    • In the parking lot located on the corner of 10th St. and Grand Ave. across the street from the library, courtesy of Principal.
  • Books will be available for purchase before and after the program, courtesy of Beaverdale Books
  • Following the program, Chivers will do a book-signing.

Related Links:

"A new book tries to help more Americans understand what it's really like at war in Iraq and Afghanistan" - Public Radio International

"Correspondent Reflects On Nearly 17 Years Of War In Afghanistan In The Fighters" - NPR

"In The Fighters, A Pulitzer Prize–Winning War Reporter Strips Iraq and Afghanistan to the Bone" - Popular Mechanics

"On the Ground in Afghanistan and Iraq" - The New York Times

"The Fighter," by C.J. Chivers - The New York Times Magazine