Phil Klay is a United States Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the author of the forthcoming short story collection, Redeployment.


Phil Klay reads Andrew Bacevich’s important polemic on how we lost touch with our soldiers.

Colum McCann

Colum McCann sits down with his former student, Phil Klay, to talk about his new novel, TransAtlantic, writing about war and peace, his new charity, Narrative4—and getting a pint.


In the midst of the Boston attacks, Phil Klay was reading an affecting novel that depicts terrorism, Islam, and radicalization from the Pakistani perspective. He praises Nadeem Aslam’s The Blind Mans Garden for making us see another side.