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.