Meet The Writers - Leanne O’Sullivan

Leanne O’Sullivan Leanne O’Sullivan

Leanne O’Sullivan was born in 1983, and comes from the Beara peninsula in West Cork. The winner of several of Ireland’s poetry competitions in her early 20s, she has published four collections with Bloodaxe: Waiting for My Clothes (2004), Cailleach: The Hag of Beara (2009), winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2010, The Mining Road (2013), and A Quarter of an Hour which was published in February 2018. She received the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award in 2009, the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry in 2011, and a UCC Alumni Award in 2012. She is a lecturer in creative writing at University College Cork.

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