Julia Phillips lives in Brooklyn. Her debut novel, Disappearing Earth, will be published by Knopf in the US and Scribner in the UK, as well as publishers in France, Germany, Italy, Poland and China. Her Pushcart-nominated fiction appears in literary journals including Glimmer Train and The Antioch Review. The novel Disappearing Earth was shortlisted for the 2019 National Book Award and named by The New York Times as one of their 10 best books of 2019. Her nonfiction appears in such publications as The Atlantic, Slate, and BuzzFeed News, and was named notable in Best American Travel Writing. She spent a year as a Fulbright fellow in Russia's Kamchatka peninsula, where Disappearing Earth is set.