Drew Philp’s work has been published both nationally and internationally and has appeared in publications including BuzzFeed, The Detroit Free Press, Metrotimes, Corp! Magazine, the Bakersfield Californian, and the Michigan Daily. His essays and profiles have appeared in books and collections in the United States and Europe. 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 28 years old. He lives in Detroit with his dog, Gratiot and is working on a nonfiction novel set in the city to be published by Scribner in 2016.