Phil Klay '01 Wins the 2014 National Book Award for Redeployment
On November 19, Phil Klay '01 won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction for his short story collection titled Redeployment. Klay, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, says his stories were inspired by his time in service. Klay served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer.

In addition to his book, which is now a New York Times best-seller, Klay's writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, New York Daily News, Tin House, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. Klay is also a 2014 National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Honoree.

In the Spring of 2014, Klay was one of a number of distinguished alumni who presented at the Centennial Classroom Revisited event (Read more: All Star Alumni and Faculty Showcased at the Centennial Year's Classroom Revisited | March 26, 2014). Prior to the event, Klay was interviewed about his upcoming presentation at Regis (Read more: Writing Iraq: An Interview with Phil Klay '01 and a Review of his New Book, Redeployment | March 5, 2014).


WATCH: National Book Award Goes to Phil Klay '01 For His Short Story Collection


WATCH: Phil Klay '01 reads from Redeployment at the 2014 National Book Awards Finalists Reading


Update: Check out Klay's appearance on The Colbert Report, aired on December 17, 2014:

Posted: 12/3/14