Christi Phillips

Christi Phillips is the author of The Rossetti Letter, which has been translated into six foreign languages. Her research combines a few of her favorite things: old books, libraries, and travel. When she’s not rummaging around in an archive or exploring the historic heart of a European city, she lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is at work on her next novel, set in France. Visit www.christi-phillips.com.

Books by this Author

The Devlin Diary
The Rossetti Letter

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Meet Novelist Christi Phillips

From the acclaimed author of The Rossetti Letter comes a haunting novel of intrigue, romance, and murder that shifts tantalizingly between present-day.

Author Revealed

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I think I'd like to meet Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen. I'd tell them that their work is still loved and revered--more now than it was during their lifetimes, in fact. Perhaps knowing this would make the unhappiness in their lives a little easier to bear.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm usually reading or talking.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That I didn't start writing novels sooner.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. It's a dubious achievement, yet I'm still proud: I once watched one hundred Russian films (without subtitles) in less than a few months. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about gulags and Stalin. The concept of "comedy" hadn't caught on there yet.

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