Phil Klay’s REDEPLOYMENT Shortlisted for National Book Award

Posted by October 15th, 2014

Congratulations to Phil Klay! His book, REDEPLOYMENT, is one of five finalists for the 2014 National Book Award for fiction. Phil Klay served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. After being discharged, Phil earned an MFA from Hunter College in NYC.

REDEPLOYMENT, published by The Penguin Press, is a collection of short stories about soldiers fighting in the Iraq War. Read our Q&A with Phil on writing about war and military service

Phil Klay, National Book Award Finalist

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  1. Elizabeth

    Right off the bat I can supply three reasons to like this novel: 1) it skewers Wikipedia; 2) it aims for the grand scale, but with a sense of proportion (too often fiction about whatever HAPPENS to be the most recent American military activity virtually begs you to accept and knowledge me as a MAJOR STATEMENT; there’s nothing of that kind here); and 3) it contains a vocabulary word none of us have ever seen before in our lives, “coprophagous”.
    http://postmoderndeconstructionmadhouse.blogspot.com/2015/03/christopher-robinson-and-gavin-kovite.html#.VPrv6HzF_

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