Iraq war veteran Phil Klay wins National Book Award

November 20, 2014 5:00 PM

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Iraq war veteran Phil Klay wins National Book Award

Phil Klay, an Iraq war veteran, won the National Book Award for fiction on Nov. 18 for his debut collection of short stories, Redeployment.

Klay’s collection includes a number of stories both dramatic and comedic that demonstrate the effects of war through a number of unique scenarios. From a soldier acclimating back to a suburban life to a Foreign Service Officer tasked with improving a group of Iraqis’ lives by teaching them baseball,...

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