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Since its founding in 1992 by Barbara and Warren Phillips, it has become known for discovering and launching the careers of talented new authors. Bridge Works titles have won the National Jewish Book Award and Canada's Arthur Ellis Award for best mystery; have been finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, and ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award; and have been among The New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Individual Bridge Works books have won praise from such distinguished writers as Alison Lurie, Cynthia Ozick, Peter Matthiessen, Thomas Mallon, Katharine Graham, Frank McCourt, Robert Olen Butler, and Bobbie Ann Mason and have been republished in translation in more than a dozen countries. Barbara and Warren run Bridge Works out of offices in Bridgehampton, New York.

For comments on the book business by Barbara Phillips, Editorial Director and
Co-Publisher, please see her blog at

It’s Not a Labor of Love, but They Love It Anyway - The New York Times
When Small Works - American Bookseller
Building a Bridge Over a Literary Gap - South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale