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Helen Phillips

Associate Professor

Location: 3108 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3646
Fax: 718.951.4612

Helen Phillips is the author of five books, including, most recently, the novel THE NEED (Simon & Schuster, 2019). Her short story collection SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS (Henry Holt, 2016) received the 2017 John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Her novel THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT (Henry Holt, 2015), a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award. Her first book, the collection AND YET THEY WERE HAPPY (Leapfrog Press, 2011), was named a Notable Book by The Story Prize. Her children's adventure novel, HERE WHERE THE SUNBEAMS ARE GREEN (Delacorte Press, 2012), was published internationally as UPSIDE DOWN IN THE JUNGLE. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, The Iowa Review Nonfiction Award, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Award, and the Italo Calvino Prize, among others. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Tin House, and on Selected Shorts.

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