Phyllis Raphael

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

390 West End Avenue
New York, NY 10024-6200

Author's Bio

Phyllis Raphael's numerous,often humorous short stories and essays have appeared in The Village VoiceHarpersO - The Oprah MagazineVogueThe New York TimesThe International Herald TribuneBoulevardCreative Non Fiction MagazineThe American Book ReviewCosmopolitanMirabellaRedbookPenthouseMc CallsLadies Home Journal and The Norton Anthology, Seasons of Women. She is the winner of a PEN award for short fiction and has been awarded three Yaddo Fellowships. She has taught creative writing at New York University and The New School. Until recently she taught at Columbia University where she was a long time member of the writing faculty. Raphael dies at the age of eighty-seven on March 28, 2023.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Off The Kings Road - Lost and Found in London, a memoir (Other Press, 2007)


Seasons of Women (W. W. Norton & Company, 1995)
Beating the Love Affair Rap and Other Tales from the Village Voice (Orca Press, 1983)
They Got What They Wanted (W. W. Norton & Company, 1972)
New York Times
PEN International

More Information

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Born in: 
New York, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: Jun 29, 2023