Phil Klay

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Phil Klay is a veteran of the U,S, Marine Corps, and a graduate of the Hunter College MFA program. 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's Brookings Essay series. He is on the Board of Arts in the Armed Forces and he currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University.


Publications & Prizes

Redeployment (Penguin Random House, 2014)
Prizes won: 
  1. Awards for Redeployment
    1. National Book Award for Fiction
    2. National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award
    3. Chautauqua Prize
    4. American Library Association W. Y. Boyd Award
    5. Marine Heritage Foundation James Webb Award
    6. Warwick Prize for Writing
  2. The George W. Hunt, S.J. Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters
    1. Awarded in 2018 in the category of Cultural & Historical Criticism


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Last update: Jul 16, 2020