Jul 26, 2022
Phil Klay is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Iraq. His short story collection Redeployment
won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the National Book Critics' Circle John Leonard Prize for best debut work in any genre, and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times. His nonfiction work won the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters in the category of Cultural & Historical Criticism in 2018. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the Brookings Institution'sBrookings Essay series. He currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University. His debut novel,Missionaries, was released in October 2020 with Penguin Press.
His latest book, a collection of essays, is Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War.