Delores Phillips

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Delores Phillips (26 September 1950 – 7 June 2014) was an American author who is known for her acclaimed[1] debut novel, The Darkest Child [2] (Soho Press, 2005). Born in Georgia, Phillips explores the racial dynamics of the 1950s rural South in her book. She graduated from Cleveland State University and worked as a nurse in a facility for abused women and children in Cleveland.[3] Her other work has appeared in Jean’s Journal, Black Times, and The Crisis. She died[4] at the age of 63.


The Darkest Child. Soho Press, 2005. ISBN 9781569473788

The Darkest Child, New Edition with introduction by Tayari Jones. Soho Press, 2018. ISBN 9781569473788


  1. ^ "Fiction Book Review: THE DARKEST CHILD by Delores Phillips, Author . Soho $26 (388p)". ISBN 978-1-56947-345-0. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  2. ^ "THE DARKEST CHILD by Delores Phillips | Kirkus Reviews". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2011-06-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Delores Phillips Obituary - Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home | Cleveland OH". Retrieved 2017-03-15.

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