Contemporary Writers Series

Founded with a grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation and continued through the Peter Canisius Distinguished Teaching Professorship Program, the writer series is generously supported today by the Hassett, Scoma, and Lowery Endowments, and by the William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science and with the cooperation of The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Western New York Writing Project, and Talking Leaves Books.

FALL 2014

Phil KlayPhil Klay

Thursday, October 21, 2014
Montante Cultural Center

Phil Klay is a Dartmouth graduate and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He served in Iraq during the surge and subsequently received an MFA from Hunter College, where he studied with Colum McCann. His work has appeared in Granta, the New York Times, Tin House, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. Redeployment is his first book. Writing in the New Yorker, George Packer called Redeployment "the best literary work thus far written by a veteran of America’s recent wars... a masterly collection of short stories about war and its psychological consequences.”

Web Resources

Phil Klay's Home Page
Klay describes origins and sources of Redeployment
Phil Klay reads an excerpt from Redeployment
The Paris Review interviews Phil Klay
New York Times Review of Redeployment
Phil Klay discusses the Iraq war and the challenges of returning to civilian life with The Guardian
Review of Redeployment by Brian Castner, author of The Long Walk