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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.
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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.

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Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Musical talent. I'm learning to play the guitar, and it's quite obvious that I'm not naturally gifted. But I think it's important to balance work with play, to do something for fun that you don't necessarily have to be good at.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm usually reading or talking.

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.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. A sense of humor, an open mind, and a strong work ethic--I admire people who try to do their best, no matter what they're doing.

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