Author to speak at college

NEWTOWN The author who won the 2014 National Book Award for his collection of short stories about the Iraq war will speak at Bucks County Community College on Thursday night, according to the school.

Marine veteran Phil Klay, who served in Iraq, won widespread acclaim for penning Redeployment, a series of 12 stories about the war and its effects on individuals at home and abroad.

The book was Klay's first, but the National Book Foundation said his work "stakes Klay's claim for consideration as the quintessential storyteller of America's Iraq conflict."

In addition to winning the National Book Award, Redeployment earned a number of other honors, including being named one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 best books of 2014, and earning the John Leonard First Book Prize.

Klay's talk is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Rollins Center, Room 114, on the college's Newtown campus on Swamp Road. For more information, contact Michael Hennessey at michael.hennessey@

bucks.edu. - Chris Palmer