Joe Murphy was born in 1979 in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, where he lived for nineteen years before dying. Then he got better. He was educated in Enniscorthy VEC from where he went on to study English in UCD. After undertaking a Masters in Early Modern Drama, he went on to qualify as a secondary school teacher. His job is teaching. You wouldn't believe the stories. He has had poetry published in an anthology of Enniscorthy writers. 1798 is his first novel. His second novel, Dead Dogs, is also available from Liberties Press.