About Philip

P16Philip Gwynne Jones 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 writer, teacher 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 the Cantori Veneziani.

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 in the Nathan Sutherland series, was Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month in April 2018. “Venetian Gothic” is now available, with further titles scheduled for 2021 and 2022.

“To Venice with Love”, an account of moving to and living in La Serenissima was the Reader’s Digest non-fiction book of the month for April 2019.

He has written for both the Sunday Times and the Big Issue, and is a frequent guest on BBC Radio Wales.

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.