Scott Phillips is the author of highly acclaimed crime novels. His debut novel, The Ice Harvest, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and won the California Book Award, a Silver Medal for Best First Fiction, and was a finalist for the Edgar Awards, the Hammett Prize and the Anthony Award. Its follow-up The Walkaway continued his success. His third novel, Cottonwood, is now out in paperback. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Scott lived for many years in Paris, and then in Southern California. He now lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter.