Peter Murphy was born in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, 1968
His novels are John the Revelator (London, Faber & Faber/New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009), which was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Fiction Prize, and The Costa First Novel Award; and Shall We Gather at the River (Faber & Faber, 2013).
At the age of 17, he won the EU sponsored Michael Sweetman Award for Young Writers, taught himself to play drums, and over the next nine years toured and recorded with bands such as The Tulips and Grasshopper, sharing stages with The Cramps and Public Enemy.
He writes for Hot Press and now lives in Enniscorthy.
The Parlour Review Interview