Arthur Phillips
Arthur Phillips
Arthur Phillips

Internationally Bestselling Novelist

Arthur Phillips

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Arthur Phillips was born in Minneapolis and educated at Harvard. He has been a child actor​,​ a jazz musician​,​ a speechwriter​,​ a dismally failed entrepreneur​,​ and a five-time Jeopardy! champion. His first novel​,​ Prague​,​ was named a New York Times Notable Book​,​ and received The Los Angeles Times​/​Art Seidenbaum Award for best first novel. His second novel​,​ The Egyptologist​,​ was an international bestseller​,​ and was on more than a dozen “Best of 2004” lists. Angelica​,​ his third novel​,​ made The Washington Post best fiction of 2007 and led that paper to call him "One of the best writers in America." The Song Is You was a New York Times Notable Book​,​ on the Post's best of 2009 list​,​ and inspired Kirkus to write​,​ "Phillips still looks like the best American novelist to have emerged in the present decade." His fifth book​,​ The Tragedy of Arthur​,​ was published in 2011 to critical acclaim​,​ including being named a New York Times Notable Book​,​ and being shortlisted for the IMPAC International Literary Prize. His most recent novel​,​ The King at the Edge of the World​,​ was published to starred reviews and Editor’s Choice lists early in 2020. The play taken from The Tragedy of Arthur received its world premiere reading at New York's Public Theater in 2011 and became a full stage production in 2013​,​ under the auspices of the Guerrilla Shakespeare Project. His short story​,​ Companionship​,​ was adapted into an opera by Rachel Peters and received its debut at the Fort Worth Opera in 2019. The film version of Angelica was released in 2015​,​ and other films based on his work are currently in development. His work has been published in twenty-seven languages. He has written for television's Damages (FX​/​DirecTV)​,​ Bloodline (Netflix)​,​ Tokyo Vice (HBOMax) and created television series for FX Networks​,​ HBO​,​ and Sundance. He has further television pilots and feature films in development. He lives in New York.

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"One of the best writers in America." - The Washington Post

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