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Jimmy Murphy (born 1962) is an Irish playwright living in Dublin. He is a member of Aosd√°na, and a former member of the Abbey Theatre's advisory council. He was previously "writer in residence" at NUI Maynooth (2000-01).

Murphy's 2001 play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road has been adapted by Tom Collins for his feature film Kings (film).

Works

  • Brothers of the Brush (Dublin, The Peacock, Dublin Theatre Festival 1993, published London, Oberon Books, 1994), which was awarded best new Irish play;
  • A Picture of Paradise (The Peacock, 1996,included in The Dazzling Dark, London, Faber&Faber, 1996);
  • Aceldama (Black Box Theatre, Dublin, 1998);
  • The Muesli Belt (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, 2000, published in New plays from the Abbey Theatre 1991-2001, Syracuse University Press, 2003);
  • The Kings of the Kilburn High Road (Waterford, Red Kettle Theatre Company, 2000, published with Brothers Of The Brush, London, Oberon Books, 2001); and
  • The Castlecomer Jukebox (Waterford, Red Kettle Theatre 2004).

Awards

  • The Stewart Parker Award for best first play in 1994, and
  • 3 Bursaries in Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland

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