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Religious Faith and Modern War

Oct 21 2016 7:30—8:30am
University Club of Chicago
76 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
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Phil Klay

Author and Iraq War veteran

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You can read Phil Klay’s recent piece “The Citizen-Soldier: Moral Risk and the Modern Military” HERE.

Photo courtesy of Hannah Dunphy


Phil 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 appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Granta, Tin House, and elsewhere.

In 2014 Klay’s short story collection Redeployment won the National Book Award for Fiction.  He was also shortlisted for  the Frank O’Connor Prize and named a National Book Foundation ’5 Under 35′ honoree. In 2015 he received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundations James Webb award for fiction dealing with U.S. Marines or Marine Corps life, the National Book Critics’ Circle John Leonard Award for best debut work in any genre, the American Library Association’s W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction, the Chautauqua Prize, and the 2015 Warwick Prize for Writing.