Phillip DePoy is the Edgar Award winning author of twenty-one novels
and forty-three produced plays. An internationally reviewed performance artist,
he was writer in residence for theGeorgia 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 awarded Georgia Author of the Year's Lifetime Achievement
Award in 2015.
His publications include the Flap Tucker mysteries published by Dell
(one was a Shamus finalist), seven Fever Devilin novels and twin 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.