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Phil Klay

Phil Klay is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, and other publications. His short story collection Redeployment (Penguin) won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction.
Articles by Phil Klay

Fear and Loathing in Mosul

This past December I stood on a rooftop in the center of the ancient Nabi Jarjis neighborhood in Mosul. Coalition bombing runs during the October 2016 to July 2017 battle to retake the city from ISIS had left large sections of the area leveled. The home I stood on had only recently been reconstructed…

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