Arab Times

Klay wins Warwick Prize:


Former US Marine officer Phil Klay has won Britain’s Warwick Prize for Writing with “Redeployme­nt,” a searing, sometimes satirical collection of stories about the Iraq War. Klay was named winner of the 25,000 pound ($38,000) prize Tuesday. Novelist A.L. Kennedy, who chaired the judging panel, called “Redeployme­nt” a “scaldingly affecting book” about “one of the defining conflicts of our age.”

Klay won a National Book Award in the US for the collection, based on his own experience­s in Iraq. Its fans include US President Barack Obama, who called it powerful and painful.

The Warwick Prize was establishe­d in 2009 to recognize English-language books in any genre and from any country on a specific theme. This year’s was “instinct.” The prize is awarded every two years by England’s University of Warwick. (AP)

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