Philip Davison

Philip Davison was born in Dublin in 1957.

He has published nine 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),

A Burnable Town (Cape), Eureka Dunes (Liberties) and Quiet City (Liberties).

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

His short stories have appeared in various journals and anthologies.

His play, The Invisible Mending Company, was performed on the Abbey Theatre’s Peacock stage. He has written twelve radio plays and The Neighbourhood (RTE), a series of radio stories for children. 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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