Bio

I still live in Brooklyn where I write at a table on the third floor of the central library. My work has been published in The New York Times, Tablet, Politico, the New York Daily News, Vice, and the National Endowment for the Humanities magazine among other places.

I co-edited and contributed the lead story to Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. Here’s an excerpt of my short story, “Smile, There are IEDs Everywhere.”

From 2013-15 I wrote about war, protest, and digital culture as a staff reporter at The Daily Beast. 

As a military intelligence officer I was deployed to Iraq in 2006-2007 and Afghanistan in 2012. In my last assignment in the Army, I commanded a rifle company in New York’s “Fighting 69th” Infantry regiment also known as the “Fighting Irish.”

You can contact me at:  jacobsiegel [at] gmail [dot] com