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Gary Phillips

Antioch University Los Angeles

Born under a bad sign, Gary Phillips (Fiction) must keep writing to forestall his appointment at the crossroads. He has written various novels, novellas, radio plays, scripts, graphic novels such as Vigilante: Southland, and published some 60 short stories. Several of his works have been optioned for film or TV including Violent Spring, set in the aftermath of the ’92 civil unrest, the graphic novel The Rinse about a money launderer, and his short story “The Two Falcons” from The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers and Dark Roads.  Phillips has edited or co-edited several anthologies including the bestselling Orange County NoirPolitics Noir and the critically praised The Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir. He is the immediate past president of the Private Eye Writers of America.

Educational History

BA in Graphic Design, California State University Los Angeles

Cowboys (graphic novel)
Freedom’s Fight
Monkology: 15 Stories from the World of Private Eye Ivan Monk (short story collection)
(graphic novel, co-writer)
Three the Hard Way 
(novella compilation)
Treacherous: Grifters, Ruffians and Killers (short story collection)
Warlord of Willow Ridge

Affiliate Faculty,

MFA in Creative Writing Program


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