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Helen Phillips

Assistant Professor
English

Location: 3108 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3646
Fax: 718.951.4612
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Helen Phillips is the author of four books, including, most recently, the short story collection SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS (Henry Holt, 2016), winner of 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 inter-genre 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 (Random House Children's Division/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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