Phil Whitaker

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Phil Whitaker
Born1966 (age 52–53)
Alma materUniversity of Nottingham
University of Oxford
University of East Anglia
Notable awardsJohn Llewellyn Rhys Prize (1997)
Betty Trask Award (1998)
Encore Award (2000)

Phil Whitaker (born 1966) is a British novelist and physician.[1]

He qualified in medicine at the University of Nottingham in 1990, and the University of Oxford where he undertook postgraduate training in general practice. He also completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 1996.[2] His debut novel Eclipse of the Sun received the 1997 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the 1998 Betty Trask Award, and was shortlisted for the 1997 Whitbread First Novel Award. His second novel Triangulation won the 2000 Encore Award. He also writes for the New Statesman.[3]



  • Eclipse of the Sun (1997)
  • Triangulation (1999)
  • The Face (2003)
  • Freak of Nature (2007)
  • Sister Sebastian's Library (2016)
  • You (2018)
  • Chicken Unga Fever (2018)


  1. ^ "Phil Whitaker". Bryant Collection of Physician Writers. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Creative Writing alumni V-Z and published works". University of East Anglia.
  3. ^ "Phil Whitaker". New Statesman. Retrieved 18 October 2014.