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Helen Phillips

Helen Phillips is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, the Italo Calvino Prize and more. She is the author of the widely acclaimed The Beautiful Bureaucrat. Her debut collection And Yet They Were Happy was named a notable book by The Story Prize. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Electric Literature, and The New York Times.…
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Posted 28th June 2018

Helen Phillips reads from The Beautiful Bureaucrat

'Funny, sad, scary and beautiful. I love it' Ursula K. Le Guin 'A satisfying parable of love and life, death and birth... reads like a thriller' Joshua Ferris 'Brilliantly weird and wonderful' Refinery29 'Assured and sometimes ingenious' Sunday Times 'A bewitching parable' Vanity Fair Helen Phillips’ sublime The Beautiful Bureaucrat is new in paperback today! Both chilling and poignant, The Beautiful…
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Posted 12th August 2017

8 Helen Phillips quotes which are straight out of Black Mirror

Some Possible Solutions, Helen Phillips' sumptuously surreal and witty short story collection, is out now. If you're a fan of subversive, dystopian shows such as Black Mirror, you'll love these high-tech, bewitching tales of a strange world not too far from our own. We've put together 10 moments from Some Possible Solutions which could be taken right out of an…

The Beautiful Bureaucrat

Helen Phillips | £8.99 'A satisfying parable of love and life, death and birth... reads like a thriller' Joshua Ferris 'There is a grim power to this novel... A fascinating and gruelling portrait of extreme capitalism and the degradation of ordinary lives' Guardian If the job market hadn't been so bleak during that long, humid summer, Josephine might have been discouraged from taking the administrative…

The Beautiful Bureaucrat

Helen Phillips | £10.99 A New York Times Notable Book Best book of the year in the New York Times, Bustle, Time Out, The Atlantic, Slate, Electric Literature'Funny, sad, scary and beautiful. I love it' Ursula K. Le Guin If the job market hadn't been so bleak during that long, humid summer, Josephine might have been discouraged from taking the administrative position in a…

Some Possible Solutions

Helen Phillips | £9.99 "Fascinating, unsettling and beautifully written" Emily St John Mandel"Strange and profound" New York TimesWhat if you knew the exact date of your death? What if your perfect hermaphrodite match existed on another planet? What if your city was filled with doppelgangers of you?In these remarkably inventive stories Helen Phillips' characters search for solutions to the problem of survival in an…
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Posted 26th October 2018

Required Reading for Fans of Kafka

'A genius' - Guardian 'The greatest German writer of our time' - Vladimir Nabokov The Unhappiness of Being a Single Man  is a collection of new translations by the acclaimed Alexander Starritt of the best stories by Franz Kafka, one of the twentieth century's greatest and most influential writers. It's the perfect introduction to Kafka's shorter work and shows the genius at…
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Posted 8th August 2018

Pushkin Team Summer Picks

Long summer evenings are made for escaping into a good book, whether you're jetting off somewhere exotic or enjoying a sunny staycation. Luckily, the Pushkin team has some fantastic recommendations for all readers, no matter if you're after a short, punchy short story collection or an escapist fantasy novel. Read on for our team's expert picks!   India Darsley (Managing…
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Posted 1st August 2018

Sophisticated Summer Reads

'Subtle, astute... Zeidner joins the ranks of Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood and Fay Weldon' - NYTBR 'A wicked send up of contemporary life' - Publishers Weekly 'A sharp and wryly moving portrait of a woman in the midst of a breakdown' - Kirkus Reviews Claire Newbold is not your typical heroine. Smart and sexy, yes, but she's also been known…