Brian Castner talks writing on Marquette Radio

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Marquette alumnus Brian Castner discusses his latest book “Disappointment River.” Photo by Helen Dudley


Between covering the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, having his war-time memoir adapted into an opera, and paddling the 1,200-mile Mackenzie River, Brian Castner’s career has been nothing short of remarkable.

Back in Milwaukee after the release of his newest book, “Disappointment River,” this award-winning Marquette alum joins Nicholas Cordonnier in the Marquette Radio studio to talk writing, his time in the Iraq War and how Marquette prepared him for a career in journalism.

“Disappointment River,” “The Long Walk” and other works by Brian Castner are available online or at your local bookstores.