Phillip DePoy is the Edgar Award winning author of twenty novels and forty-three plays. An internationally reviewed performance artist, he was writer in residence for the Georgia Council for the Arts in the 1980s. As Composer in Residence for the Academy Theatre he wrote music for twenty-seven productions there. In the 1990s he was the Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit, a professional, Equity theatre. Since then he has served as the director of several university theatre programs. He was Georgia Author of the Year in 2015.
His publications include the Flap Tucker mysteries published by Dell (one was a Shamus finalist), seven Fever Devilin novels and two Christopher Marlowe mysteries from St. Martins, and the Foggy Moscowitz series of novels put out by Severn House of London. Non-fiction publications include THE TAO AND THE BARD and MESSAGES FROM BEYOND.
Produced theatrical work includes the Edgar Award winning mystery play EASY, and the Suzi award-winning EDWARD FOOTE, a folk version of Oedipus mythology set in Depression era Appalachia. His APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING has been produced nationally since 1994.
Phillip DePoy also holds an undergraduate degree in English literature and folklore, and a graduate degree in performance art.