Julia Phillips's debut novel, Disappearing Earth, is forthcoming from Knopf in the US and Scribner in the UK, as well as publishers in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and China. She spent a year as a Fulbright fellow in Russia's Kamchatka peninsula, where Disappearing Earth is set. Her Pushcart-nominated fiction appears in literary journals including Glimmer Train and The Antioch Review, while her nonfiction appears in such publications as The Atlantic, Slate, and BuzzFeed News and was named notable in Best American Travel Writing. Her work has been supported by residencies from the Banff Centre, Hambidge, VCCA, Ragdale, and Yaddo. She lives in Brooklyn.