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Nick Laird 0

Laird, Nick

Nick Laird was born in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, in 1975. His poetry collections are To A Fault (London, Faber and Faber, 2004); On Purpose (Faber and Faber, 2007); and Go Giants (Faber and Faber,...

Langan, Brian 0

Langan, Brian

Brian Langan was born in Dublin in 1969. His novel is Light in the Head (Dublin, Poolbeg, 1999). He works full-time as an editor for The Liffey Press, and has co-edited Whisperings, the anthology...

Mary Lavin 0

Lavin, Mary

Mary Lavin was born in Massachusetts, USA, in 1912, but she lived in Ireland from 1921, at first in Athenry Co Galway, and later in Meath and Dublin. Her short story collections are Tales...

James Lawless 0

Lawless, James

James Lawless was born in Dublin. His novels are Peeling Oranges (Mullingar, Killynon House Books, 2007); For Love of Anna (New Generation, 2009); The Avenue (Galway, Wordsonthestreet, 2010); Finding Penelope (Stoney Stanton, UK, Indigo...

Ann Leahy 0

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 Hopkins Award,...

Francis Ledwidge 0

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 published his...

Mary Leland 0

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 stories entitled The...

Jessie Lendennie 0

Lendennie, Jessie

Jessie Lendennie was born in Arkansas the United States and has lived in Ireland since 1981. Her prose poem, Daughter, was published by Salmon (Co Clare) and Signpost Press, Washington, in 1988 and was...

Hugh Leonard 0

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 Insurrection (RTÉ, 1966), and many...

June Levine 0

Levine, June

June Levine was born in Dublin in 1931. She is the author of two best-selling books: Sisters, a personal history of the Irish feminist movement (Dublin, Ward River Press, 1985); and Lyn (with Lyn...

C.S. Lewis 0

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 1950); Narrative...

Brian Leyden 0

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...

James Liddy 0

Liddy, James

James Liddy was born in Dublin in 1934. His poetry publications include Esau, My Kingdom for a drink (Dublin, The Dolmen Press, 1962); In a Blue Smoke (The Dolmen Press, 1964); Blue Mountain (The...

John Liddy 0

Liddy, John

John Liddy was born in Youghal, Co Cork but grew up in Limerick. His collections are Boundaries (Jane Hunt/The Limerick Leader, 1974); The Angling Cot (Dublin, Beaver Row Press, 1991); Song of the Empty...

David Lloyd 0

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 Books, 1993); Sill (Los Angeles, Cusp...

Antonia Logue Shadow-box 0

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...

Michael Longley 0

Longley, Michael

Michael Longley was born in Belfast in 1939.Longley His books of poetry include No Continuing City (London, Macmillan, 1969, US Dufour Editions 1969); An Exploded View (London, Victor Gollancz, 1973), Man Lying on a...

Dave Lordan 0

Lordan, Dave

Dave Lordan was born in Derby, England, in 1975, and grew up in Clonakilty in West Cork. In 2004 he was awarded an Arts Council bursary and in 2005 he won the Patrick Kavanagh...

Unfinished Sequence 0

Lucy, Seán

Seán Lucy was born in India(?) in 1931. His first selection of poems was published in Five Irish Poets (Cork, Mercier Press, 1970). His solo collection is Unfinished Sequence (Dublin, Wolfhound Press, 1979). His...

Brian Lynch 0

Lynch, Brian

Brian Lynch was born in Dublin in 1945. His novel is The Winner of Sorrow (Dublin, New Island Books, 2005), about the poet William Cowper (1731-1800). His poetry collections include Endsville (1967); No Die...

Liam Lynch 0

Lynch, Liam

Liam Lynch was born in Dublin in 1937. His plays include the plays Do Thrushes Sing in Birmingham? (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, 1962); Soldier (The Abbey Theatre, 1969); Krieg (Dublin, The Project Arts Centre,...

Paul Lynch 0

Lynch, Paul

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Paul Lynch was born in Limerick in 1977, and grew up in Donegal. His novels are Red Sky in Morning (London, Quercus, 2013/New York, Little Brown, 2013); and The Black Snow (Quercus, 2014). He...

Thomas Lynch 0

Lynch, Thomas

Thomas Lynch is an essayist, poet and director of Lynch & Sons funeral home in Milford, Michigan, where he was born in 1948. His poetry collections are Skating With Heather Grace (New York, Alfred...

Sean Lysaght 0

Lysaght, Seán

Seán Lysaght was born in 1957 and grew up in Limerick. In 1985 he was an award winner at the annual Patrick Kavanagh poetry festival. His collections are Noah’s Irish Ark (Dublin, The Dedalus...

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