Casey, Philip

Philip Casey. Irish writer
Philip Casey. Photo Karina Casey

Philip Casey was born to Irish parents in London in 1950 and grew up in Co Wexford.

In 2014, he founded his own label, eMaker Editions, to publish his back list of novels, his Selected Poems and his children’s novel.

His verse collections are Those Distant Summers (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1980); After Thunder (Raven Arts Press, 1985); The Year of the Knife Poems 1980-1990, (Raven Arts Press Dublin, 1991); Dialogue in Fading Light/New and Selected Poems (Dublin, New Island Books, 2005); and Tried and Sentenced: Selected Poems (Dublin eMaker Editions, 2014).

His play Cardinal, was performed in Hamburg in 1990.

His novels are The Fabulists (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 1994/ London, Serif Books, 1995/Dublin, eMaker Editions, 2014); The Water Star (London, Picador, 1999/eMaker Editions, 2015); and The Fisher Child (Picador, 2001/eMaker Editions, 2015), which completes The Bann River Trilogy.

His novel for children is The Coupla (eMaker Editions, 2015).

He was awarded the inaugural Kerry Ingredients/ Listowel Writers’ Week Novel of the Year Award (1995) for The Fabulists, which has been translated into German and Japanese. A member of Aosdána, he tends to Irish Writers Online and other websites in his spare time.

Currently writing non-fiction, he lives in Dublin.

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Philip Casey’s website,including eMaker Editions

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