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Patrick Phillips is currently a fellow of the Cullman Center for Writers at the New York Public Library, as well as a Carnegie Foundation Fellow. His first book of nonfiction, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, was published by W. W. Norton and named a best book of the year by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Smithsonian. Elegy for a Broken Machine appeared in the Knopf Poets series in 2015, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. A past fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggennheim Foundation,
Phillips is also the author of Chattahoochee, Boy, and Song of the Closing Doors, which is forthcoming from Knopf in 2022. His work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Nation. Phillips lives in San Francisco and teaches writing and literature at Stanford.