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 stage show on W.B. Yeats called Experiments in Magic, and his RTÉ documentary, No Meadows in Manhattan, won a Jacobs Award in 1991, while his short stories won the RTÉ Francis McManus Short Story Award in 1988. He has also published a memoir, The Home Place (Dublin, New Island Books, 2002).
He lives in Leitrim.
Brian Leyden at Sligo Arts.ie
Brian Leyden at The National Library of Ireland