Phil always wanted to write a book. He started early: at age 6 he penned a short story about an alien befriending a human and attempting to make a cup of tea in the oven. While this story didn’t receive critical acclaim, Phil enjoyed the writing process and carried this passion forward through his formative years.
He went on to study English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire in 2012. While studying, Phil published short stories in literary magazines and anthologies in the UK, US, Canada and Germany. After graduating, Phil spent time in Europe and the US, working and volunteering in various roles and settings: repairing boats at Lake Como, housekeeping at a mountain lodge in California and working with charity Care4Calais in the former Calais ‘jungle’ refugee camp.
Cows Can’t Jump is Phil’s debut novel, which he worked on while managing a bar in London. Phil now works as a writer for The Wombles, a children’s entertainment brand. He also works on a number of independent writing projects, including a musical set in 1970’s Soho and a sitcom set in a failing leisure centre.
Books by Philip Bowne
Cows Can’t Jump
Billy’s desperate to escape middle England. He’s working the ultimate dead-end job as a grave-digger, his grandad’s engaged to a West Indian woman half his age, his xenophobic dad’s obsessed with boxing; and his mum’s certainly having an affair. Celebrities keep dying and Britain awaits the EU referendum. Meeting Eva, though, changes everything.READ MORE