Ian Klaus is a New York-based, soccer playing, former Rhodes Scholar now studying for his PhD in international history at Harvard. In 2005, at the age of 26, he left this busy life to teach English at Salahaddin University in Iraqi Kurdistan. Impressively, he entered the region in the company of the US Diplomat, Peter Galbraith. He was also assigned two full-time body guards—but then, Iraq is a dangerous place for Americans.
Klaus began writing in the evenings as a way of coping with the sudden lack of media. Elvis is Titanic is the result of this practice. The stories he presents are neither analysis nor objective reporting but thoughtful commentary on a culture very different from his own….MORE>