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Brian Castner

BRIAN CASTNER, a graduate of Marquette University with an electrical engineering degree, served three tours in the Middle East as an officer of the U.S. Air Force—two of them leading an EOD unit in Iraq.  In 2006, he received a Bronze Star for his service. Upon returning to the United States, he consulted as an independent civilian contractor, training military EOD units on tactical bomb-disposal procedures prior to their deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. He lives near Buffalo, New York, with his wife and children.

BRIAN CASTNER is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Penguin...

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Disappointment River
Written by Brian Castner
Doubleday | Hardcover | March 13, 2018
$27.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-54162-6 (0-385-54162-7)

In 1789 Alexander Mackenzie traveled the 1,125 miles of the immense river in Canada that now bears his name in search of the fabled Northwest Passage only to confront impassable pack ice. In 2016 the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and discovered... Read more






Disappointment River
Written by Brian Castner
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | March 13, 2018
$30.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-525-59537-3 (0-525-59537-6)

In 1789 Alexander Mackenzie traveled the 1,125 miles of the immense river in Canada that now bears his name in search of the fabled Northwest Passage only to confront impassable pack ice. In 2016 the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and discovered... Read more






The Long Walk
Written by Brian Castner
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-95087-1 (0-307-95087-5)

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them in Iraq as the head of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit. Whenever IEDs were discovered, he and his men would lead the way in either disarming the deadly devices or searching through rubble and remains for clues... Read more





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