|Born||1966 (age 54–55)|
|Alma mater||University of Nottingham|
University of Oxford
University of East Anglia
|Notable awards||John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (1997)|
Betty Trask Award (1998)
Encore Award (2000)
Phil Whitaker (born 1966) is an English novelist and physician. He is also a journalist.
Education and writings
Whitaker, born in Kent, qualified in medicine at the University of Nottingham in 1990 and at 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.
Whitaker made his debut with the novel Eclipse of the Sun, which 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.
- 1997 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Eclipse of the Sun
- 1998 Betty Trask Award, Eclipse of the Sun
- 2000 Encore Award, Triangulation
- 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)
- "Phil Whitaker". Bryant Collection of Physician Writers. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
- Own webpage. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
- "Creative Writing alumni V-Z and published works". University of East Anglia.
- "Phil Whitaker". New Statesman. Retrieved 18 October 2014.