Phillips, Arthur

Arthur Phillips has been called “one of the best writers in America” by the Washington Post.

His new novel, “The Song Is You,” was called “incandescent” and richly human” by the Washington Post. Adds the New York Times: “His maniacally brainy (brainiacal?) narrative voice seems to have been steeped in and tempered by the romance of all the songs that permeate the story, songs both embedded and overt, real and invented.”

His first novel, “Prague,” was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book, won the Los Angeles Times/Art Seidenbaum prize for best first novel, and has been translated into 11 languages.

Its follow-up, “The Egyptologist,” was a U.S. and international bestseller, published in 21 countries. It was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Pick.

His third novel, “Angelica,” was described by the New Yorker as “a spectacular, ever-proliferating tale of mingled motives, psychological menace, and delicately told crises of appetite and loneliness.” USA Today called it a “masterpiece.”

He lives in New York with his wife and two sons.

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