Phil Young is a native of Dunmanway in West Cork, and now lives in Dublin. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with an MPhil in Anglo-Irish literature, and has had a number of short stories and articles published in various magazines. She has also been featured several times on the RTE Radio programme Sunday Miscellany.
Phil Young is the author of the first ever biography of children's writer, Patricia Lynch. This biography was launched in Cork as part of the Cork European City of Culture celebrations in 2005.
In a Place Apart is her first novel.