Phil Jourdan
Phil Jourdan

Phil Jourdan is an author, musician and PhD-researching gentleman from Portugal, living in the UK.

He runs Perfect Edge Books, a fiction press, and helps run Zero Books, a politics and cultural criticism press.

He has recorded several albums under the name Paris and the Hiltons, including an hour-long album based on the work of William Faulkner.

Check out a recent release: http://parisandthehiltons.bandcamp.com/album/just-a-minute-please

His blog is www.slothrop.com — yes, "Slothrop" like the character in Thomas Pynchon's novel. No, he couldn't believe that domain name was available either.

He's one of the founders of LitReactor, a large online creative writing workshop and literary magazine featuring visiting instructors who are professional novelists.


Books by Phil Jourdan

Praise of Motherhood

May 2012

The death of the author's mother sparks a series of reflections on the secret roles mothers play in the lives of troubled adolescents.

Chewing the Page

The Mourning Goats Interviews

May 2013

Interviews with edgy, funny, prolific novelists on the art of fiction.

What Precision, Such Restraint

Mar 2013

Stories of language, the mind, absence and the gutter.

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