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

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.

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 Cathal Black. Directed by 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); and Love and Animals (RTE, 2011).


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

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