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Peter Murphy

writer, musician, journalist

Peter Murphy is a writer, musician and journalist from Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. His first novel John the Revelator was published in the UK and Ireland by Faber & Faber and in the US by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and has been nominated for the 2011 IMPAC literary award and shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Book Awards. One of Ireland's most respected arts writers, his journalism has been published in Rolling Stone, Music Week and the Irish Times and he currently serves as contributing editor with Dublin's Hot Press magazine. He is also a regular guest on RTE's arts review show “The View” and has contributed liner notes to the forthcoming remastered Anthology of American Folk Music. Maureen Dezell covered arts, culture and boldface names for the Boston Globe, city politics and urban issues for the Boston Phoenix, and health care for Boston Business Journal. Author of the critically acclaimed book Irish America: Coming Into Clover (Anchor 2002) and a former Emerson College journalism adjunct professor, she is now an independent writer and an editor at Boston College.