Books Arthur Phillips Books by Arthur Phillips Arthur Phillips has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Arthur Phillips New In Paperback Big Questions: Life In 2100, Hawking On God, And Larsson's Last? February 22, 2012 This week brings the final installment in Stieg Larsson's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, a send-up of Nabokov and Shakespeare by Arthur Phillips, and a spiritual fantasy by Kevin Brockmeier. In nonfiction, physicist Michio Kaku peers into the future, and Stephen Hawking regards the universe's grand design. Opinion Critics' Lists: Summer 2011 Heady, Not Heavy: 5 Smart, Playful Summer Books August 17, 2011 For those readers looking to exercise their brains while lounging by the pool, this summer has some great reading options. These five engaging books are witty, smart and, best of all, a lot of fun. Opinion Author Interviews A Con Man Meets Shakespeare In 'Tragedy Of Arthur' April 23, 2011 The Tragedy of Arthur, the new novel by Arthur Phillips, tells the story of a con man, his son and an undiscovered work by William Shakespeare. Phillips speaks to Scott Simon about fraud and family drama. A Con Man Meets Shakespeare In 'Tragedy Of Arthur' Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/135630211/135655520" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript The first page of the folio in question from The Tragedy of Arthur, a new book by Arthur Phillips. Courtesy Random House hide caption toggle caption Courtesy Random House Review Book Reviews A Faux Folio At The Heart Of 'The Tragedy Of Arthur' April 19, 2011 Taking a page from Nabokov's Pale Fire, Arthur Phillips' new novel The Tragedy of Arthur presents a "long-lost" Shakespearean play, along with a foreword by a less-than-convinced narrator, also named Arthur Phillips. The playful conceit leads to a ribald, wily debate about authenticity and delusion.