Helen Phillips

Assistant Professor

Location: 3108 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x4273
Fax: 718.951.4612

Helen Phillips is the author of the novel-in-fables And Yet They Were Happy (Leapfrog Press, 2011), which was a semifinalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, a finalist for the McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize, and declared a notable collection of 2011 by The Story Prize. Her second book, Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green (Random House Children's Division/Delacorte Press, 2012), is a children's adventure novel, and has been published internationally as Upside Down in the Jungle (Chicken House UK, 2012; Chicken House Germany, 2013). She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, The Iowa Review Nonfiction Award, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Award, and the Meridian Editors' Prize. Her work has been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. She has been published in Tin House, BOMB, Mississippi Review and PEN America, among many others.

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