Writers @ Write by the Sea 2021
Portrait by Caolan Barron
Peter Murphy is a writer, spoken-word performer, musician, actor and showrunner from Wexford, Ireland.
He is the author of two novels, John the Revelator (2009) and Shall We Gather at the River (2013), published by Faber & Faber in Ireland and the UK, and by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the US and Canada. Peter’s journalism and non-fiction has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Guardian, the Irish Times, Hot Press and Huffington Post.
He has released two spoken word/music albums with the Revelator Orchestra, The Sounds of John the Revelator and The Brotherhood of the Flood. He currently performs live with Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance, whose eponymous first album was released in 2020.