Julie Phillips is a writer who writes about books, film, and culture. In early adulthood she became interested in feminism. Her articles have appeared in Newsday, Mademoiselle, The Village Voice, and elsewhere. Her biography of James Tiptree, Jr., titled James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Hugo Award for Best Related Book, and the 2007 Washington State Book Award for History/Biography.
She currently lives with her husband and two children in Amsterdam, where she is a book critic for the daily newspaper Trouw.