Philip Swanstrom Shaw

Location Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Occupation Creative Director, Copywriter, Designer, Publisher, Author

Books by Philip Swanstrom Shaw
  • by The Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority
    Sasquatch Books, 2007.
  • About Me

    I know words : their influence, their shapes, how they look and work together; and separate.
    I write for a living – as a Creative Director at an Advertising Agency.
    I write for expression – as novelist and poet.
    These practices influence one another and together they account for over 60 hours a week of writing.
    I know, think, feel words and I write them down.

    Why do you write?

    Sometimes I wish I knew.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Auster, Barthes, Borges, Bolano, Bernhard, Bulgakov, Calvino, Camus, Carver, Coetzee, Cortazar, Hamsun, Kerouac, Klima, Kundera, Merton, Murakami, Norman, Pessoa, Piglia, Robbe-Grillet, Salinger, Saroyan, Steinbeck,

    Philip Swanstrom Shaw's Wall

    Kane X. Faucher – Apr 10, 2010

    So rarely see Knut Hamsun on anyone's list. Placing a smiley emoticon here would put me in semiotic peril, so I'll only gesture at it by mention alone.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 03, 2010

    Thanks for reading and for the congratulations.

    M.H. – Mar 27, 2010

    Hi Philip - It's nice to see another Pacific Northwesterner here. Looking forward to reading your work :)

    Philip Swanstrom Shaw – Mar 26, 2010

    Thanks, Thierry. Yes, that one is in my queue too! Just a couple books away.


    Thanks for your comments.

    (I have to read Bolano's 2666)

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