Judy May Murphy

Life
1968- ; b. Dublin, dg. of doctors Daniel & Deirdre Murphy; raised in London; ed. TCD; formed Theatre Actile as student; winner of ISDA Best Director Award for production of Beckett's Embers; wrote plays incl. Circusdances [and] It's Me or the Piano Swami B; completed MA (TCD); appeared in New York cult show Bitch Dyke Fag-Hag; chaperoned child film actors in Dublin; travelled to India, 1997; issued That Girl from Happy (Dublin: Wolfhound Press 2000), a novel of pain, humour and intrigue; with Cathy Breslin, Your Life Only a Gazillion Times Better (2002); interviewed Anne-Marie Cullen, Santa Monica in 2003.

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Works
Fiction, That Girl from Happy (Dublin: Wolfhound Press 2000), 304pp.; Non-fiction, with Cathy Breslin, Your Life Only a Gazillion Times Better (Dublin: O’Brien Press 2002), 160pp.

Miscellaneous, [Judymay Murphy,] ‘Anne-Marie Cullen’ in “Up & Coming” [column No. 14], Irish Independent (7 February 2003) [interview with singer in rock band], available online at Saucymonky [link].

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Criticism
Keilyn Wilson, ‘Dublin can be Heaven - we’re still happy to be out’, interview with Judy May Murphy [also Lana Citron infra, and Dave O’Brien], in Irish Independent (24 Aug. 2001), incls. remark: ‘I think that, world-wide, The Girl From Happy could make a lot of money’.

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