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Author Phil Klay shines a spotlight on modern warfare

Phil Klay's works of fiction and nonfiction have confronted the sometimes dissonant, disconnected public understanding about how America’s wars are waged — and about its veterans. The Fairfield University MFA professor and Marine Corps veteran joins Where We Live to discuss this "gulf of understanding," and to reflect on how some public perceptions have shifted in recent months.

Klay revisits his debut book, Redeployment, and touches on his latest book and his first novel, Missionaries. How much do we really know about America's military missions overseas?


  • Phil Klay - Author; Fairfield University MFA Professor of Creative Writing

Click here to read an excerpt from MISSIONARIES by Phil Klay, published by Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2020 by Phil Klay. Available in paperback.

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Katie is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live. She has previously worked for CNN and News 8-WTNH. She enjoys Victorian novels and walks with her dog Sonny.
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