National Book Award-Winning Authors Join MFA Faculty

National Book Award-Winning Authors Join MFA Faculty

Fairfield University’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program welcomed National Book Award-winning authors Phil Klay and Sigrid Nunez to the MFA faculty. Klay is the graduate program’s first-ever writer-inresidence, and Nunez was a guest faculty member during the program’s 2018 winter residency on Ender’s Island in Mystic, Conn.

A Dartmouth College graduate and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Klay served in Iraq’s Anbar Province as a public affairs officer before receiving his MFA from Hunter College of The City University of New York. His New York Times-bestselling short story collection, Redeployment, won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2014.

Author Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, The Friend, which earned the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction.