Author Archives: Sue Leonard


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Persistence pays

It was an itch that would not go away and in the end Mary Costello could not help becoming a writer, a very good one at that. She spoke to Sue Leonard about her debut novel […]

Magdalene Laundries memoir to Orion

Orion non-fiction has acquired three “moving and inspirational memoirs”, one of which will be released as five e-shorts as well as a whole book. Publishing director Anna Valentine bought UK, Commonwealth (excluding Canada) and European rights […]

Keys to the Cage

New Island, 2010 In this important book, journalist Sue Leonard has spoken to fourteen Irish people, of all ages, who live with depression, anxiety and related illnesses. Here they tell their sometimes heart-rending but hopeful stories […]

Gerard Lee

Gerard worked in social care, on and off, for twenty years. At first he worked in residential settings, then, as a freelance actor, he dipped in and out of relief work. “My acting career has been […]

A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

A History of Loneliness by John Boyne. Published by Doubleday Reviewed by Sue Leonard. Published in Books Ireland, November, 2014. ‘I did not become ashamed of being Irish until I was well into the middle years […]