A $500 House: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City out from Scribner April 11, 2017!
Drew Philp’s work has been published both nationally and internationally and has appeared in publications including BuzzFeed, The Guardian, The Detroit Free Press, De Correspondent, The Metrotimes, and The Michigan Daily. In 2017 Scribner will publish his first book of nonfiction, A $500 House: Rebuilding an Abandoned House and an American City. His essays and profiles have appeared in books and collections in the United States and Europe, and he is a 2016 11th Hour Food and Justice fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, under the direction of Michael Pollan. He is also a writer in the film industry, having written two feature length dramas on contract, including collaboration with an Emmy Award winning producer. His advertising copy has been used for national and regional campaigns, including overseeing 40,000 plus word website messaging.
In addition to writing, Drew built his house in Detroit with his own hands; hitchhiked across the United States; taught writing, literature and theater extensively in prisons and juvenile institutions; taught a class about racism at the University of Michigan; and is a graduate of the New England Literature Program. Drew graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is 30 years old. He lives in Detroit with his dog, Gratiot.