Helen Phillips is a 2020 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow. She is the author of five books, including the novel The Need, which was long-listed for the National Book Award. Phillips has received 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 a Ucross Foundation residency. A graduate of Yale and the Brooklyn College MFA program, Phillips is an associate professor at Brooklyn College.
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