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Chapter I

Hello! This is me. Marie Phillips. I love that photograph because it’s had the bejaysus photoshopped out of it but basically I want you to think of me looking like that at all times, staring off into the distance thinking intelligent things while wearing killer lipstick.

I am a writer, based in London, half English and half French, and I recently spent several years living in Amsterdam. I have two shiny passports that let me work all over the place.

I write mainly fiction, radio comedy, and the occasional humour book. You can find out more about that in the section called ‘what’. My most recent release is a choose-your-own-adventure book called Create Your Own Midlife Crisis. My most famous book is called Gods Behaving Badly, it came out in more than twenty countries back in 2007 and it was made into a film, which starred Christopher Walken and Sharon Stone and a surprising number of other famous people. I have many great and unrepeatable anecdotes about that. The other well-known thing I have done was a BBC Radio 4 series called Warhorses of Letters, which I co-wrote with my friend Robert Hudson. It starred Stephen Fry and Daniel Rigby. They were amazing and delightful, as you would hope and expect. Then there are a bunch of less well-known things that I have done and really wish you would buy. You can do that in ‘what’ as well.

I spent the first half of 2018 training as a professional storyteller, and now perform across Europe. You can find out why I began performing live, as well as more about my storytelling, in the section appropriately named ‘why’. You can hear my stories on the radio and podcasts as well, including This American Life. Yes, THE This American Life.

I do a lot of live events: readings from my novels, talks about writing, storytelling shows, and theatrical shows using multiple storytellers and musicians. You can find out about any upcoming events in the section called ‘when’.

Want to book me for your event, or get in touch for any other reason? My contact details are on the page called ‘where’.

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