Phillip Edmonds is the author of three collections of short stories, the most recent being ‘The Soapbox’ (Arcadia) in 2018, and the novella ‘Leaving Home with Henry’ (2010). He has a long history of small press publishing, being the editor of ‘Contempa’ during the 1970s, and more recently ‘Wet ink, the magazine of new writing’ between 2005 to 2012, which revitalized the short story form in Australia. He has taught CW at Griffith University and at the University of Adelaide.
His history of literary magazines ‘Tilting at Windmills, the literary magazine in Australia 1968-2012’ (University of Adelaide Press) was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. In 1997 he completed his PhD at Deakin University, which is a study of the Australian short story of the 1970s and 80s.
Phillip is currently working a new volume of stories.