About the Author

I am an American biographer, book reviewer, and culture critic. I write about English literature for the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw and contribute to Ms. and The Village Voice. My most recent work includes essays on sex in literature, the life and art of Louise Bourgeois, the pleasure of reading the encyclopedia, the rise and fall of the cassette tape, and how to build a sense of identity by spying on your neighbors.

I live in Amsterdam with my husband, an award-winning Dutch and Frisian translator.

E-mail: jp@julie-phillips.com