The National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35, 2014

Phil Klay


(Penguin Press, March 2014)

Redeployment is also a 2014 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction

Selected by Andrea Barrett, 1996 National Book Award Winner for Ship Fever and Other Stories

Phil KlayPhil Klay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq’s 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.

About Redeployment:

Phil Klay’s Redeployment takes readers to the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.


Andrea BarrettAndrea Barrett is the author of Ship Fever, which won the 1996 National Book Award; The Air We Breathe; Servants of the Map, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; The Voyage of the Narwhal; Archangel; and other books. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she teaches at Williams College and lives in northwestern Massachusetts.

Photo credit: Barry Goldstein