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Edward O Phillips

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Occupation  novelist
Role  Novelist
Name  Edward Phillips
Period  1980s-present
Nationality  Canadian

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Notable works  Sunday's Child, Buried on Sunday
Education  Universite de Montreal, Boston University, Harvard University
Awards  Arthur Ellis Awards for Best Novel
Books  A Month of Sundays, The Mice Will Play, Voyage on Sunday, Queen's Court, No Early Birds

Edward O. Phillips (born November 26, 1931) is a Canadian novelist, who has written both mystery novels and mainstream literary fiction. He is best known for his mystery novel series featuring gay detective Geoffrey Chadwick.



Phillips has lived most of his life in Westmount, Quebec. He earned a law degree from the Université de Montréal in 1956, but decided against legal practice. He subsequently graduated from Harvard University with a Master's Degree in Teaching, and later earned a second Master's Degree in English Literature from Boston University. After teaching school for seven years, he pursued a long-time interest in painting. His work was exhibited in five one-man and numerous group shows.

His first novel, Sunday's Child, was published in 1981. Phillips won the Arthur Ellis Award in 1987 for his novel Buried on Sunday. His short story "Matthew and Chauncy" was adapted by Anne Claire Poirier into the 1990 film Salut Victor.

He is out as gay.


  • Sunday's Child
  • Where There's a Will
  • A Voyage on Sunday
  • No Early Birds
  • The Mice Will Play
  • Buried on Sunday
  • Sunday Best
  • Working on Sunday
  • Hope Springs Eternal
  • The Landlady's Niece
  • A Month of Sundays
  • The Queen’s Court"
  • References

    Edward O. Phillips Wikipedia