Heno Magee was born in Dublin in 1939. He left school at fourteen to become a messenger boy. Later he joined the R.A.F. and traveled widely for five years before returning to Dublin to work in a factory. In 1972 he retired to devote himself entirely to writing.
In 1976 he received an Abbey Theatre bursary and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His five plays include I’m Getting Out of This Kip, Hatchet and Red Biddy which have been produced on stage and television. Heno Magee has also worked as a theatre critic for The Catholic Standard.
Heno Magee died in December 2016.