Ben Philippe

Ben Philippe

Ben Philippe is a New York-based writer and screenwriter. Born in Haiti and raised in Montreal, Canada, he has a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. He has written two young adult novels: Field Guide to the North American Teenager, winner of the 2020 William C. Morris Award; and Charming as a Verb. Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend is his first book of adult nonfiction.

Ben Philippe is published by HarperCollins Canada

What to read

Sure, I’ll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side of the Fist Bump by Ben Philippe, 2021
Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe, 2020

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