Julia Phillips writes about Russia. Her debut novel, Disappearing Earth, is forthcoming from Knopf in the US and Scribner in the UK. Disappearing Earth is about two sisters who go missing on the remote volcanic peninsula of Kamchatka. Clues to the crime lie in the lives – and stories of violence and loss – of twelve women in the girls' rural Russian community.
Her Pushcart-nominated fiction appears in literary journals including Glimmer Train and The Antioch Review. Her nonfiction appears in such publications as BuzzFeed News, Jezebel, Slate, and New York's The Cut, and was named notable in Best American Travel Writing. Her work has been supported by a Yaddo residency and a Fulbright grant, which funded a year of on-the-ground research in the Kamchatka peninsula.
She is a reader for One Story and part of the team behind New York City's BinderCon. She lives in Brooklyn with a man, a cat, and way too many books.
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