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); The Year of the Knife Poems 1980-1990, (Raven Arts Press Dublin, 1991); and Dialogue in Fading Light/New and Selected Poems (Dublin, New Island Books, 2005).
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 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.