Philip Parrish is a novelist living in Worcestershire with his wife Hollie and daughter Sofia. Born in Tamworth, Staffordshire, he graduated with a BA in English from the University of Nottingham. Since then he has pursued a successful career as a content specialist in the creative, marketing and communications industries.
Philip’s writing has been recognised with numerous UK industry awards including IoIC Central Editor of the Year awards in 2012 and 2014, an IoIC National Award of Excellence for Best Editor in 2012, an IoIC National Class Winner award for Best News Writing in 2011 and an IPR Cream Young Communicator of the Year award in 2002. He has also led several projects that have won awards internationally, including three times at the IABC Gold Quills and twice at the European FEIEA Grand Prix.
In his professional life, Philip is head of content for Enzen, a global knowledge enterprise. He creates white papers, thought leadership material and other strategic communications focused on making energy and water more accessible, affordable and sustainable for all.
His first novel, Game of Life, was published in May 2021 and is a psychological mystery novel that explores the nature of possession and grief. Aimed at the literary fiction market, the novel is influenced by Gustave Flaubert, Graham Swift, Anton Chekhov and James Joyce.
Philip’s follow-up book is The Bleeding Horizon, a sci-fi fantasy political thriller inspired by Franz Kafka, JG Ballard and Raymond Chandler. The novel will be available as e-book and paperback in May 2023.