Helen Phillips

Assistant Professor

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

Helen Phillips is the author of the inter-genre book AND YET THEY WERE HAPPY (Leapfrog Press, 2011), which was a finalist for the McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns Prize and named a Notable Collection of 2011 by The Story Prize. Her novel THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT is forthcoming from Henry Holt in 2015. Her short story collection SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS will follow from Holt in 2016. She is also the author of HERE WHERE THE SUNBEAMS ARE GREEN (Random House Children's Division/Delacorte Press, 2012), a children's adventure novel that 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 and BOMB, among many others.

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