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Brian Castner

BRIAN CASTNER is a former Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer who received a Bronze Star for his service in the Iraq War. He is the author of two books, The Long Walk (2012) and All the Ways We Kill and Die (2016), and the co-editor of the anthology The Road Ahead (2017). His journalism and essays have appeared in Esquire, Wired, Vice, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and other publications. He and his family live in Buffalo, New York.

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Disappointment River
Written by Brian Castner
Doubleday | Hardcover | March 2018
$28.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-54162-6 (0-385-54162-7)

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and... Read more






Disappointment River
Written by Brian Castner
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | March 2018
$31.00/41.00(Canada) | 978-0-525-59537-3 (0-525-59537-6)

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and... Read more






The Long Walk
Written by Brian Castner
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2013
$16.00/22.00(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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