Phil Harvey

Phil Harvey’s published work includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

His fiction has appeared in twelve magazines, including The MacGuffin and, most recently, Natural Bridge.  Earlier, Phantasmagoria nominated one of his stories for a Pushcart Prize, and Antietam Review named another of his stories the winner of its annual contest.

A dozen more stories appear in his third book, Government Creep, published by Loompanics Press in 2003.

His nonfiction includes The Government vs. Erotica, which the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Roundtable nominated as a best book on intellectual freedom; Let Every Child Be Wanted, which former President Jimmy Carter praised; and more than 40 articles, columns and letters in The New York Times, the Washington Post and other periodicals.

By day, Phil Harvey is president of DKT International, a small, risk-oriented social marketing organization, and president and majority shareholder of PHE, also known as Adam & Eve, a mail order business that sells sexually oriented books and films.

He has appeared on CNN and network television as well as on numerous radio talk shows, and he is at home in front of live audiences.


25 entries by Phil Harvey

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The Blaze

By Chad Dundas

An Iraq War veteran returns home and struggles to regain his memory amid strange happenings.

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Pride of Eden: A Novel

By Taylor Brown

A globe-trotting, ragtag crew seeks to rescue wild animals from captivity and abuse.

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The Blaze: A Novel

By Chad Dundas

An Iraq War veteran returns home and struggles to regain his memory amid strange happenings.

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Read Me: A Novel

By Leo Benedictus

An unusual character study veers gruesomely to torture.

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The Lost History of Stars

By Dave Boling

A girl and her family struggle to survive in a British prison camp during the Boer War.

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Fresh Complaint: Stories

By Jeffrey Eugenides

A wry, entertaining collection of tales from the Pulitzer-winning author.

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A girl and her family struggle to survive in a British prison camp during the Boer War.

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Though light on plot, this evocative story of a lifelong newspaperman nonetheless delivers.

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See You in Paradise: Stories

By J. Robert Lennon

A collection of unconventional tales that tread on the paranormal.

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On a 19th-century expedition to the Arctic, a biologist confronts his own powerlessness amid inhumanity toward nature.

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The late author's shorter works, compiled for the first time, reveal a soaring imagination.

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A Treacherous Paradise

Henning Mankell

In this novel translated from Swedish, a young woman at the turn of the century bravely makes a new life for herself in Portuguese East Africa

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A novel of high, almost constant suspense, and no relief; if that’s your ticket, this is your book.

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The murder of a woman on the eve of her 10th anniversary — and projected prenup payout — casts suspicion on her husband in the latest Dana Cutler mystery.

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Claude Berube

In this fast-paced tale on the high seas, a Navy man dishonorably discharged is called back into service for an operation in Yemen.

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Dashiell Hammett

Published for the first time, these stories featuring the witty Nick and Nora Charles are presented as screenplays.

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Shani Boianjiu

In this novel three 18-year-old women serving in the Israeli army share their stories.

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Charles Yu

These abstract and futuristic stories by a celebrated young writer are infused with loss, loneliness and reveries about existence.

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Lawrence De Maria

This adventure mystery delivers all the ingredients that make for a great read, as a private eye investigates the death of dead reporter in Florida.

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Nancy Kress

A menagerie of other-world characters populates these stories of tragedy and mystery by an award-winning writer.

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Amor Towles

Manhattan nightlife among the smart set, in 1938.

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Ronald De Feo

A callous killer-for-hire with a penchant for art and architecture considers the possibility of reinventing himself.

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Adam Ross

Excellent characterizations mark a debut story collection from the author of last year’s acclaimed novel Mr. Peanut.

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E.L. Doctorow

All of the stories in All the Time in the World are skillfully executed by a master wordsmith. Several are outstanding.

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Alan Heathcock

In this story collection Heathcock’s reckless characters battle horrific evils along the path to redemption.