The Book-Thief’s Heartbeat (Co-Op Books, 1981)
Twist and Shout (Brandon Books, 1983)
The Illustrator (Wolfhound Press, 1988)
The Crooked Man (Jonathan Cape, 1997)
McKenzie’s Friend (Jonathan Cape, 2000)
The Long Suit (Jonathan Cape, 2003)
A Burnable Town (Jonathan Cape, 2006)
Eureka Dunes (Liberties Press, 2017)
Quiet City (Liberties Press, 2021)
The Makeweight (Liberties Press, 2023)

Stage Drama

He has had one stage play produced, The Invisible Mending Company (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage, 1996).

Film Drama

He has co-scripted the film dramas Exposure, and Criminal Conversation.The Crooked Man was dramatised for television (ITV).

Documentary Film

Learning Gravity Irish-American poet, essayist and undertaker, Thomas Lynch, gives us his humane and indivisible overview of life and the state of ceasing to be. A documentary film written by Philip Davison and director, Cathal Black.

Radio Plays

His radio plays include On Being Flattened (RTÉ, 2013); One Way Telephone (RTÉ, 2015); Jumping Hedges (RTÉ, 2017); Lockie’s Umbrella (RTÉ, 2017); Being Perfect (RTÉ, 2004); The Duke (RTÉ, 2004); Lennon’s Guitar (RTÉ, 2005); The Fishmonger; (RTÉ, 2006); Some Lizards (RTE, 2009); Love and Animals (RTE, 2011);Lollie’s Earthrod (RTÉ, 2020);The Neighbourhood radio stories for children (RTÉ, 2022/23). Eureka Dunes and Quiet City were both dramatised for radio.


Philip Davison was born in Dublin in 1957. He is a member of Aosdána, and lives in Dublin.

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