A Conversation with Phil Klay and Paul Elie on the Ignatian Imagination (Jesuit Heritage Month)

On November 13, Georgetown University will welcome author, and former U.S. Marine, Phil Klay to the Hilltop for a conversation about his life, his Jesuit education, and his work as a writer, essayist, and novelist.

Paul Elie, Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Moderator of the Faith and Culture Lecture Series, will lead this discussion and invite the Georgetown community into a conversation with Klay and his work.

Phil Klay, a graduate of Dartmouth College and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, served in Iraq’s Anbar Province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. After being discharged he received an MFA from Hunter College of The City University of New York.

Klay’s New York Times-bestselling short story collection won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2014.Redeployment also 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, the Chautauqua Prize, and the Warwick Prize for Writing.

In July 2018, Klay was announced as the 2018 George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for for Journalism, Arts & Letters for outstanding work in the category Cultural & Historical Criticism.

Klay’s writing has appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostWall Street JournalNewsweek, and the Brookings Institution’s Brookings Essay series.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Healy Hall, Philodemic Room
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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