Phil Klay is the author of the short story collection Redeployment (winner of the National Book Award for Fiction) whose stories take the reader on the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the US Marine Corps, Klay served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer.
After being discharged, he attended Hunter College and received an MFA. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Granta. In 2015 he received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s James Webb award for fiction dealing with US Marines or Marine Corps life.