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Phil Klay’s Redeployment


Apr 15 2014


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad



A Reading and Discussion With Phil Klay

In April 2014, Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics, Intrepid Life Coffee and Spirits, and the Regulator Bookshop hosted a reading by Phil Klay, Iraq war veteran and author of the widely acclaimed story collection, Redeployment, at Intrepid Life Coffee and Spirits in downtown Durham. The reading was followed by a discussion with Klay, along with Intrepid owner and Iraq war veteran Matt Victoriano and Intrepid staff members and veterans Ryan Wetter and Logan Mehl-Laituri (Duke Divinity ’13). The discussion was moderated by D.G. Martin of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” and veteran of the US Army’s Special Forces.

Listen to the panelists on The State of Things: Return From War

While he was at Duke, Klay also participated in a discussion at the Forum for Scholars and Publics on the topic of writing about war.

Coverage of Redeployment

The Long Road Home, New York Times

Redeployment Explores Iraq War’s Physical and Psychic Costs, NPR’s Fresh Air

The Madness of War Told in the First Person, New York Times

Book World: In Phil Klay’s ‘Redeployment,’ engrossing short stories about the Iraq War, Washington Post

Transcending the Archetypes of War: An Interview with Phil Klay, Paris Review

Reminder from a Marine: Civilians and Veterans Share Ownership of War, NPR

Author Phil Klay, Local Veterans Discuss ‘Redeployment’ and Returning Home, Oregon Public Broadcasting

‘Redeployment’ by Phil Klay review – ‘incendiary stories of war,’ The Guardian

Works by Phil Klay

After War, a Failure of the Imagination, New York Times

OIF, Granta

Ten Kliks South, Guernica

The ‘Soldier’ with the Bazooka – World War II, Iraq, and a Story of the Good War, The Daily Beast (non-fiction)

Coverage of Intrepid Life Coffee and Spirits

Marine Corp Vet Finally Opens His Own Business, Here and Now


Phil Klay

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…...

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