Friday, April 23, 2010

ISBN 978-0-7391-3557-0

Just published, "Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future: Art and Popular Culture Respond to The Bomb" was edited by Robert Jacobs, with a foreword by Tom Engelhardt. Robert Jacobs is associate professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University. Tom Engelhardt, esteemed editor of such authors as Studs Terkel, John Dower and Paul Boyer, is also an author (The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation" and "The Last Days of Publishing." He is the editor of TomDispatch, an online project of The Nation magazine, publishing some of the most influential writings on current American politics.

Contributors to this book include Mick Broderick, John Canaday, Carole Gallagher, Judy Hiramoto, Kenji Ito, Robert Jacobs, Minoru Maeda, Naoko Maeda, Yuki Tanaka, and Spencer Weart.

My essay about living downwind of the Nevada Test Site, as well as cultural difficulties and various absurdities one may encounter doing documentary work in Utah, "Thank you, Mr. Avedon," is included in this collection. It may read like a satire, yet it is 100% non-fiction.