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Anthony Swofford

Born: Aug 12, 1970

Birthplace: Fairfield

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Anthony Swofford

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1970
Birth Place : Fairfield

Anthony Swofford is an American writer and former U.S. Marine, best known for his 2003 book Jarhead, based heavily on his accounts of various situations encountered in the Persian Gulf War. This memoir was the basis of the 2005 film of the same name, directed by Sam Mendes. The title refers to a nickname for the Marines, which itself is derived from the traditional high and tight haircuts favored by the Marines, giving them a "jar-like" appearance.


  • Writer
  • Author

Also known as

  • Swoff


  • Christa Parravani

Awards Won

  • PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir
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