Jason Brown—the brother of Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown, one of the subjects of the article—is the author of the forthcoming novel-in-stories A Faithful But Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed, due out in the fall of 2019. He has published two other books of short stories, Driving the Heart and Other Stories and Why the Devil Chose New England For His Work. In 2014 Jason wrote a series of articles for Salon from inside Afghanistan. Jason was a Stegner Fellow and Truman Capote Fellow at Stanford University. His stories have won several awards and appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Sewanee Review, Missouri Review, Southern Review and other magazines and anthologies. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Oregon.