The C.K. Williams Reading Series at Labyrinth Bookstore showcases senior thesis students of the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests. This month, celebrated novelist Phil Klay will be reading with Princeton seniors Luke Pfeleger, Edwin Rosales, Jennifer Shyue, Margaret Spencer, and Rachel Stone.
Phil Klay currently is Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. After being discharged he went to Hunter College and received an MFA. His story “Redeployment” was originally published in Granta and is included in Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Granta, Tin House, and elsewhere. In 2014 Klay’s short story collection, Redeployment, was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize and won the National Book Award for Fiction. He was also named a National Book Foundation ’5 Under 35′ honoree and a 2015-2016 Hodder Fellow at Princeton. He is currently working on a novel about the U.S. involvement in Colombia.