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Tuesday, October 13 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Missionaries: Military Fiction with Phil Klay and Brian Van Reet

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“Something new for the canon of war stories...a true twenty-first century document: respectful of its antecedents but blazing its own path; a big, straight-faced, but subtly accommodating book that makes room for the absurd and the humane, for a sense of purpose and a sense of futility in equal measure.” —Sewanee Review

Iraq War veteran Phil Klay follows up his National Book Award-winning story collection Deployment with Missionaries, a novel of extraordinary suspense infused with geopolitical sophistication and storytelling instincts that are second to none. Drawing on six years of research in America and Colombia into the effects of the modern way of war on regular people, Klay's novel is a window not only into modern war, but into the individual lives that go on long after the drones have left the skies. In conversation with U.S. Army veteran Brian Van Reet, bestselling author of Spoils. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Brian Van Reet

Brian Van Reet is the author of Spoils, named one of the best books of 2017 by The Guardian, Military Times, Wall Street Journal, and others. A graduate of the Michener Center for Writers, he has twice won the Texas Institute of Letters short story award. He lives in Austin with his... Read More →

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Phil Klay

Phil Klay is a veteran of the U,S, Marine Corps. His short story collection Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the National Book Critics' Circle John Leonard Prize for best debut work in any genre, and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by... Read More →

Tuesday October 13, 2020 7:00pm - 8:15pm PDT