Phil Kurthausen was brought up in Merseyside where he dreamt of being a novelist but ended up working as a lawyer.
He has travelled the world working as a light bulb repair technician, a flower salesman and, though scared of heights, painted Sydney Harbour Bridge. Ken Dodd once put him in a headlock for being annoying.
His work has been broadcast on BBC radio 4 extra, he has published some short stories and his novel ‘The Silent Pool’ won the Thriller Round in the Harper Collins People’s Novelist Competition broadcast on ITV in November 2011 and appeared in the final. It was later shortlisted for the Dundee International Literary Prize in 2012.
More recently 'The Silent Pool' won Apple book of the month and his novel ‘Sudden Death’ was a best seller on the Amazon kindle charts.