Philip Davison

Philip Davison was born in Dublin in 1957.

He has published seven novels – The Book-Thief’s Heartbeat (Co-op), Twist and Shout (Brandon), The Illustrator (Wolfhound), The Crooked Man (Cape), McKenzie’s Friend (Cape), The Long Suit (Cape), and A Burnable Town (Cape).

A drama based on his novel, The Crooked Man, was produced for Carlton Television. He co-wrote two television dramas – Exposure, and Criminal Conversation.

His short stories have appeared in Cyphers, the Dublin Review, The Literary Review (U.S.) New Writing (Vintage), Soho Square (Bloomsbury) The Cinnarron Review (U.S.) The Brandon Book of Short Stories, and The Irish Times.

His play, The Invisible Mending Company, was performed on the Abbey Theatre’s Peacock stage. He has written four radio plays – Being Perfect, The Duke, Lennon’s Guitar, The Fishmonger. He received a BBC/Stewart Parker award for radio.

He co-wrote the script for Learning Gravity, a documentary film on poet, essayist and undertaker, Thomas Lynch, directed by Cathal Black.

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