About Philip

P16Philip Gwynne Jones is a Welsh author living and working in Venice. He first came to Italy in 1994 when he spent some time working for the European Space Agency in Frascati, a job that proved to be less exciting than he had imagined.

He spent twenty years in the IT industry before realising he was congenitally unsuited to it, and now works as a teacher, writer and translator. He lives in Venice with his wife Caroline.

He enjoys cooking, art, classical music and opera; and can occasionally be seen and heard singing bass with Cantori Veneziani and the Ensemble Vocale di Venezia.

His first book, “The Venice Project”, was published in 2013 and spent several months at number 1 in Amazon’s “Italian Travel” section. An updated version, “To Venice with Love”, will be issued by Little, Brown in 2019.

His first novel, “The Venetian Game”, was Waterstones Thriller of the Month for March 2018, and a Times Top 5 bestseller.  “Vengeance in Venice”, the second novel in the Nathan Sutherland series, is now available. “The Venetian Masquerade” will follow in 2019.

Philip is published by Little, Brown under the Constable imprint.

He is proud to be a member of the Society of Authors, the Crime Writers’ Association and the Welsh crime writing collective Crime Cymru.