Polly Phillips

Polly Phillips

Polly Phillips lives in Perth, Australia and works as a journalist. She’s been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen but has fortunately graduated from writing love letters to Prince William (aged four) to full-length novels. After graduating from Cambridge University, Polly has lived in various places around the world, including Copenhagen, London and Dubai, before settling in Perth.


Inspired by a particularly toxic friendship she had as a teenager, MY BEST FRIEND’S MURDER won the Montegrappa First Fiction prize at the Emirates Literal Festival in Dubai in 2019 and was published by Simon & Schuster.


Phillips’ forthcoming novel, THE REUNION, will be published in 2022.

Polly Phillips @perthectpolly

As it’s got a lot of feedback on other channels, I thought I’d share a piece I wrote about parent bullying. Hugs and solidarity to anyone else who has been or is going through it. #playgroundbullies #meanmums


The deliciousness of writing the first page of a new novel - no planning, no expectation, just the fizz of a new idea…

⭐So excited to reveal the beautiful cover of my second novel, SORRY I MISSED YOU!⭐ Thanks to the brilliant team @orionbooks for capturing the essence of the story so perfectly, and to agent extraordinaire @AgentFergie! 😍😍
Available to pre-order:-

I am reading The Lonely Century by @noreenahertz and it’s absolutely mind-blowing. Anyone who is at all interested in how we can be so lonely when we are the most connected we have ever been should read it! Definitely recommend. Now I should get off Twitter and interact IRL 🤣

I will be getting up in approx 9 1/2 hours for this - I suppose I should go to bed soon!

I will be getting up at 3am to broadcast from the future (🇦🇺 time difference!) - would love to see you there xxx

How exciting is this?! Signing first proofs of TRULY DARKLY DEEPLY @QuercusBooks and my goodness they’re beautiful!! 🌹📖🥰 Hard to imagine a more heart fluttering morning…

I’m so looking forward to this!!

I can’t wait to read this one!! Have heard such good things.

Well this has made my morning! I hope you like it xxx

I can tell my edits for book 3 are nearly done because I’m developing a serious crush on book 4.
Does this happen to anyone else?!

For the love of God, vaxx up people!!

Western Australia releases its road map out of Covid today. Feels like Xmas morning - hoping I might get to see my remaining family and have a memorial for my dad without having to apply for an exemption, pay for quarantine or worry about being locked out @MarkMcGowanMP

Crime writers are notoriously generous, often shining lots of light on others. Our wonderful panelists at tonight's @1stMondayCrime: @perthectpolly, @CatherineJinks6, @michaelrobotham & @vandasymon another fab example. Here are some new-ish Aussie & Kiwi crime reads they love:

Definitely worth getting up for - thanks so much @craigsisterson

Just a reminder to anyone who fancies seeing me in action - I’ll be doing this later today (UK time) / in the small hours (AU time)!!

Absolutely gorgeous!

I will be armed with hot chocolate and caffeine - can’t wait!

Who doesn’t love a freebie?! X

My hands and feet are covered in bites and I’m wearing boots in the house - but he still looks this cute! Thinking of renaming him (Ted) Bundy…