Arthur Phillips was born in Minneapolis and educated at Harvard. He has been a child actor, a jazz musician, a speechwriter, a dismally failed entrepreneur, and a five-time Jeopardy champion. His first novel, Prague, was named a New York Times Notable Book and received The Los Angeles Times, Art Seidenbaum Award for best first novel. Author of five novels, including The Egyptologist, and The Song is You. Arthur’s work has been translated into twenty-five languages and is the source of three films currently in development. His fifth book, The Tragedy of Arthur, was published in April 2011.