Facebook Live with Perry O'Brien and Phil Klay

Perry O'Brien served in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne and was honorably discharged from the Army as a conscientious objector. He worked as a labor organizer in New York hospitals before becoming a founder of Common Defense, the nation's largest grassroots organization of progressive veterans. His fiction has been featured in the war anthology Fire and Forget, and his nonfiction has been published by The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.  

Phil Klay is a veteran of the US Marine Corps. His short story collection Redeployment won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and the National Book Critics' Circle John Leonard Prize for best debut work in any genre, and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times. His nonfiction work won the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Journalism, Arts & Letters in the category of Cultural & Historical Criticism in 2018. His writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticThe New Yorker, and the Brookings Institution's Brookings Essay series. He currently teaches fiction at Fairfield University.

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Event date: 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
Fire in the Blood: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812988581
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - August 11th, 2020

“A tremendously compelling debut of rare skill” (Phil Klay, author of Redeployment) about a soldier who goes AWOL from Afghanistan and returns home to unravel the mystery of his wife’s death.

Missionaries: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984880659
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Press - October 6th, 2020

One of President Obama's Favorite Books of the Year
New York Times Notable Book
One of the Wall Street Journal Ten Best Books of the Year

Redeployment Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143126829
Availability: Able to Backorder
Published: Penguin Books - February 24th, 2015

“One of the best debuts of the year.” —Portland Oregonian