Matthew Gallagher joined the U.S. Army in 2005 and received a commission in the armored cavalry. Following a fifteen-month deployment in Iraq, Gallagher left the army in 2009.

Originally from Reno, Nevada, he now lives in New York City.

Thrilling, tragic, and darkly funny, Matt Gallagher's Youngblood is a brilliant portrait of command in the modern, morally bruising battlefield.

Phil Klay
on Youngblood

A flat-out great novel about the Iraq war and about much, much more.  It's truthful, urgent, grave and darkly funny.  Everyone should read it.

Richard Ford
on Youngblood: A Novel

Matt Gallagher's fierce, brilliant novel should serve as a slap in the face to a culture that's grown all too comfortable with the notion of endless war.

Ben Fountain
on Youngblood: A Novel

An urgent and deeply moving novel.

Michiko Kakutani
The New York Times Book Review on Youngblood: A Novel

A complex tale about the Iraq War, intrigue, love, and survival.

Kirkus Reviews (starred)
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