Phil Klay to Discuss MISSIONAIRIES with Geoff Norcross via LiteraryArts.org (11/10)
Phil Klay, author of MISSIONAIRIES (Penguin Press), will be in conversation with Geoff Norcross of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Morning Edition at a Portland Book Festival virtual event via LiteraryArts.org on Tuesday, November 10 at 1:00 pm (ET).
Drawing on six years of research in America and Colombia into the effects of the modern way of war on regular people, Klay has written a novel of extraordinary suspense infused with geopolitical sophistication and storytelling instincts that are second to none. MISSIONAIRIES is a window not only into modern war, but into the individual lives that go on long after the drones have left the skies.
Phil Klay is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His short story collection Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the National Book Critics’ Circle John Leonard Prize for best debut work in any genre, and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times. His nonfiction work won the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters in the category of Cultural & Historical Criticism in 2018. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the Brookings Institution’s Brookings Essay series. He currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University.
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