Phil Klay

Author of the National Book Award-winning short story collection Redeployment, Phil Klay is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer.Redeployment was the winner of The Chautauqua Prize in 2015. That book has received numerous awards, including the 2014 NBA in Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize. It also garnered Klay a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honor. Redeployment won the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s James Webb award for fiction dealing with U.S. Marines or Marine Corps life, the National Book Critics’ Circle John Leonard Award for best debut work in any genre and the American Library Association’s W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction.Klay’s story “Redeployment” was originally published in Granta and is included in Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Granta, Tin House and elsewhere.Klay is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and received his Masters of Fine Arts from Hunter College.