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Phil Klay’s 2020 Humanities Symposium Keynote Lecture (“War, Literature, and the Long Road Home”)

Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Phil Klay is a product of Jesuit education and a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He served in Iraq during the Surge and subsequently received his MFA from Hunter College. Redeployment, his 2014 story collection, received the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s James Webb award for fiction dealing with U.S. Marines or Marine Corps life, the National Book Critics’ Circle John Leonard Award for best debut work in any genre, the American Library Association’s W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction, among other awards. His writing appears widely in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and the Brookings Institution’s Brookings Essay series.

Following the lecture will be "Dinner and a Conversation" with Professors Zimmerelli and Crotty. Conversations will take place in Professors Zimmerelli and Crotty's Zoom meeting rooms directly after the lecture.

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