The annual U.S. National Book Awards were established in 1936 and are one of the most venerable of all the American book awards. This year's winning titles were recently announced and we're excited to reveal that the winner of the Fiction category was Redeployment by Phil Kay - a collection of stories that make up a timeless portrait of the tragedy and folly of war.
Phil Klay is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Iraq's Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. His writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, New York Daily News, Tin House, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. Klay is a 2014 National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Honoree.