“Redeployment” author Phil Klay to be Foundation Gala Honoree

The Foundation is thrilled to honor Phil Klay at our 20th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 14, 7-10 p.m. at the Library.

Phil is a White Plains native and the author of Redeployment–winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction–a collection of short stories based on his experiences as a Marine in Iraq. Among many other awards, Redeployment was named one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best books of 2014.   A graduate of Dartmouth College in 2005, Phil Klay was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq with the 2nd Marine Logistics Group in 2007-2008. After leaving the Corps, he received his MFA from Hunter College, where he studied with Colum McCann and Peter Carey, and worked as Richard Ford’s research assistant. His first published story appeared in Granta’s Summer 2011 issue, and led to the publication by Penguin Books of his collection in seven countries.

A copy of Redeployment will be given to all Gala ticket purchasers.   Invitations will be mailed in early October, but you can register now through our secure online registration site.



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