… Phil Klay for Redeployment.
Very happy to be wrong about who would win the award. My money was on Anthony Doerr.
As I stated in my review, the hype for Redeployment, which began in February 2014, is absolutely justified. The collection features a number of powerful, confronting and at least one laugh out loud funny story that provide a unique perspective on the War in Iraq. So congratulations to Phil Klay. It’s also his first novel… so not a bad effort at all.
If you don’t trust my adoration of the book have a gander at Larry Nolen’s fine review. It was his favourite on the shortlist.