Philip Casey was born to Irish parents in London in 1950 and grew up in Co Wexford. His verse collections are Those Distant Summers (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1980), After Thunder (Raven Arts Press, 1985), and The Year of the Knife Poems 1980-1990 (Raven Arts Press Dublin, 1991). His play, Cardinal, was performed in Hamburg in 1990.
His novels are The Fabulists (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1994/ London, Serif Books, 1995), The Water Star (London, Picador, 1999) and The Fisher Child (Picador, 2001), which completes The Bann River Trilogy.
He has been a recipient of an Arts Council/An Chomairle Éalaíon Bursary for Literature, and was awarded the inaugural Kerry Ingredients/ Listowel Writers' Week Novel of the Year Award (1995) for The Fabulists. A member of Aosdána, he tends to Irish Writers Online and other websites in his spare time. He lives in Dublin.
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