About Haarlson Phillipps

Haarlson Phillipps was born next door to a notorious London prison and has been on the run ever since, having lived in Valletta (Malta), Gorton, (Manchester), Reddish, (Stockport), Cheltenham, Bishop’s Cleeve, Cardiff, Hassall House Farm (Cheshire),  Arnside, Lancaster, Great Ayton, Saltburn by the Sea, Langley Moor and Durham. He now lives in Barcelona.

Haarlson Phillipps is the author of After Goya, an “intelligent literary thriller” set in present-day Spain, and Heavensfield, a novel set in the north of England. He has had short stories published in several journals including Barcelona, INK.

He has worked as a milkman, railway signal technician, theatre set builder and painter, community artist, pyrotechnician, arts administrator and voluntary sector fundraising adviser.

He teaches at Hospital Clínic, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

When not reading and writing and listening to music he enjoys good company, good food and drink, cooking, conversation, visiting contemporary art galleries and art museums, painting, long walks in the hills, and pretending to practice castellano and català.

He is currently working on a collection of short stories.


You can catch up with Haarlson via Facebook.