Scott Phillips is the author of three of the most highly
acclaimed crime novels of recent years. His debut novel,
The Ice Harvest, was a New York Times Notable Book of the
Year and won the California Book Award, a Silver Medal for
Best First Fiction, and was a finalist for the Edgar
Awards, the Hammett Prize and the Anthony Award. Its
followup The Walkaway continued his success, with The New
York Times calling it "wicked fun." His third novel,
Cottonwood, has just been published by Ballantine.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, where much of his first two books
are set, Scott lived for many years in Paris, and then in
Southern California, where he worked on screenplays. Those
who frequent Showtime in the middle of the night may see
his name on Crosscut (1996). He now lives in St. Louis with
his wife and daughter.
See the Press/Reviews section for interviews in which Scott
talks extensively about the real-life experiences in
Wichita that inspired the uniquely sordid-comic atmosphere
of his first two books.
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Books:That Left Turn at Albuquerque, March 2020
The Ice Harvest, November 2001
Trade Size (reprint)