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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 six books, including the novel THE NEED (Simon & Schuster, 2019), which was long-listed for the National Book Award and was a New York Times Notable Book of 2019. Her short story collection SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS (Henry Holt, 2016) received the 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. She is also the author of a children's adventure novel. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, The Iowa Review Nonfiction Award, and the Italo Calvino Prize. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic and The New York Times, and on Selected Shorts. Her forthcoming novel is entitled HUM.

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