Leahy, Ann

Ann Leahy grew up in Tipperary. Her debut collection The Woman Who Lived Her Live Backwards (Galway, Arlen House, 2008), won The Patrick Kavanagh Award. Her other awards include The Gerald Manley Hopk... Read More

Ledwidge, Francis

Francis Ledwidge was born at Janeville, Slane, Co Meath in 1887 to a large and impoverished family, who nevertheless valued education, even after his father’s death when he was five, and Ledwidge pu... Read More

Leland, Mary

Mary Leland was born in Cork in 1941. Her novels are The Killeen (London, Hamish Hamilton 1985); and Approaching Priests (London, Sinclair Stevenson 1991). She also published a collection of short sto... Read More

Leonard, Hugh

Hugh Leonard (pseudonym of John Keyes Byrne) was born in 1926 and raised in Dalkey, County Dublin. His output is vast and complex, encompassing theatre, including adaptations; television, including In... Read More

Lewis, C.S.

Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898. His poetry includes Spirits in Bondage ([psued. Clive Hamilton,] 1919); Dymer (London, J. M. Dent/New York, E. P. Dutton & Co. 1926; republished 1... Read More

Leyden, Brian

Brian Leyden was born in Roscommon in 1960. He has published a book of short stories, Departures (1992); and a novel, Death and Plenty (Dingle, Brandon, 1996). He has devised and performed a one-man s... Read More

Lloyd, David

David Lloyd was born in Dublin in 1955. His collections are Taropatch (Oakland, Jimmy’s House of Knowledge, 1985); Coupures (Dublin, hardPressed Poetry, 1987); Change of State (Berkeley, Cusp Bo... Read More

Logue, Antonia

Antonia Logue was born in Park, Co Derry, in 1972. Her novel, Shadow-box (London, Bloomsbury, 1998), won the 1999 Irish Times Literature Award for an Irish Novel. She has been named one of the (London... Read More

Lyons, Alice

Alice Lyons was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1960 and grew up in its suburbs. Her year-long public art project in the community of Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim is documented in the book Stair... Read More