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Phil Klay is a writer and veteran U.S. Marine Corps officer who grew up in New York. His writing has been featured in various publications, including Granta, Tin House, The New York Times, New York Daily News, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and “The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012.” Klay won the 2014 National Book Award for “Redeployment” (Penguin), a best-selling collection of short stories which delivers a piercing account of the effects of war on soldiers. He has been named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and has received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s James Webb Award and the National Book Critics’ Circle John Leonard Award.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Phil Klay

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