Fintan Murphy is from Mayglass, Wexford has been involved in amateur drama and literary pursuits all his life. Early acting experience in school and with the Mayglass Dramatic Class gave him the bug, and led to him becoming a founder member of Ennis Players and later Ballycogley Players. He has acted and directed with both groups.
He has had poetry, short stories, articles and humorous pieces published in various newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies. He has written award-winning one-act adaptations of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, and of his own short story a Bit of a Break. His first book of poetry Slender Toward the Sky was published in 2006, and was a local best-seller.
He has edited the anthology Quintet for Rathmines Writers Group, and was joint editor of Landmarks of My Youth, and One Shade of Green for Ballycogley Heritage Group and the anthology Some Write with Glue for South Wexford Writers Group.