Delores Phillips (26 September 1950 – 7 June 2014) was an American author who is known for her acclaimed debut novel, The Darkest Child  (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. Her other work has appeared in Jean’s Journal, Black Times, and The Crisis. She died at the age of 63.
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