Tag Archive: Phil Klay

Jan 08

My Top 13 Books of 2014

I read 79 novels or author collections in 2014. Of those, 31 were written by woman and 48 were written by men.  49 of the novels were “core” genre in that they were recognisably written or published by someone involved in the SF/F scene.  The other 39 would be classified as literary novels.  I’m insane …

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Nov 20

And The Winner of National Book Award For Best Novel Is….

… 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 …

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Nov 10

Book Review – Redeployment by Phil Klay

Of the novels that were nominated for the National Book Award, Phil Klay’s Redeployment was the only one I was aware of.  My recognition of the book came from two sources: a February 2014 review from Michiko Kakutani who called the collection “gritty, unsparing and fiercely observed,” and an interview in March with Pamela Paul from Inside the New York …

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