Evan Wright

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Evan Alan Wright (born 1965/1966) is an American writer, known for his extensive reporting on subcultures for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair.[2] He is best known for his book on the Iraq War, Generation Kill (2004). He also wrote an exposé about a top CIA officer who allegedly worked as a Mafia hitman, How to Get Away With Murder in America (2012).[3]

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Evan Wright
Born1965/1966 (age 57–58)[1]
Notable workGeneration Kill, Hella Nation, American Desperado
TelevisionGeneration Kill
AwardsTwo National Magazine Awards

Although some compare his writings to those of Hunter S. Thompson, Wright claims his biggest literary influences were Mark Twain and British-American author Christopher Isherwood.[1] The New York Times called his military writing "nuanced and grounded in details often overlooked in daily journalistic accounts" and noted his use of "gallows humor".[4]