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 and a modestly friendly cat called Mimi.

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 a Waterstones Thriller of the Month and reached number 2 in the Times paperback fiction charts.   “The Venetian Legacy”, the fifth in the Nathan Sutherland series, was published in April 2021 and reached the Times Top 10. Further titles are scheduled for 2022 and 2023.

“To Venice with Love”, a non-fiction account of moving to and living in La Serenissima was a Reader’s Digest Book of the Month.

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.