Paul Murray was born in Newcastle, Co Down, in 1947.
His poetry collections are Ritual Poems (Dublin, New Writers Press, 1971); Rites and Meditations (Dublin, Dolmen Press, 1982, which was awarded the Poetry Ireland Choice); and The Absent Fountain (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 1991).
His other books include The Mysticism Debate (Chicago, Herald Press, 1977); T.S. Eliot and Mysticism (London, Macmillan Press, 1991); and A Journey with Jonah: The Spirituality of Bewilderment (Dublin, Columba Press, 2002).
He entered the Dominican Order in 1966, and currently lives in Rome.