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Phil Klay

Phil Klay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraqs Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. After being discharged he went to Hunter College and received an MFA.

His story Redeployment was originally published in Granta and is included in Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, the New York Daily News, Tin House, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Missionaries (2020)
   Redeployment (2014)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Oif (2012)
Non fiction show
Phil Klay recommends
Prophet (2023)
Sin Blaché and Helen Macdonald
"Prophet is a wildly fun, inventive, funny, and terrifying book, with a superb mystery that gets ever more compelling and weird and, horrifyingly, familiar. This book finds the nightmare in the comforting lies we tell ourselves about our pasts, and how they inform our present."
The Unfolding (2022)
A M Homes
"Compelling, funny, horrifying, and tremendously astute, this novel cuts right to the bone."
The Long Corner (2022)
Alexander Maksik
"The Long Corner is a sharp, witty and utterly engrossing novel about culture, kitsch, cynicism, and all the ways we corrupt what is most important to us. I laughed out loud, I couldn't get enough of the characters, and I couldn't put it down."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Phil Klay
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012)
(Best American Nonrequired Reading)
edited by
Dave Eggers

National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (2014) : Redeployment

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