Nick Laird

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 […]

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 […]

Mary Lavin

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 […]

James Lawless

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 […]

Ann Leahy

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. […]

Francis Ledwidge

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 […]

Mary Leland

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 […]

Jessie Lendennie

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 […]

Hugh Leonard

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, […]

June Levine

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 […]

C.S. Lewis

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, […]

Brian Leyden

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, […]

James Liddy

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 […]

John Liddy

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 […]

David Lloyd

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 […]

Antonia Logue Shadow-box

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 […]

Michael Longley

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 […]

Dave Lordan

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 […]

Unfinished Sequence

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 […]

Brian Lynch

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 […]

Liam Lynch

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 […]

Paul Lynch

Lynch, Paul

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 […]

Thomas Lynch

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 […]

Alice Lyons

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 […]

Sean Lysaght

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. […]