Born in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, in 1952, Leon McAuley’s poetry was first published in Trio 4 (Blackstaff Press, 1985). He has worked as a teacher and as a writer visiting schools and as a broadcaster.
He has edited an anthology of children’s writing, Glistening Emeralds, Grassy Knees. As an Arts Council ‘artist-in-the-community’ he has published The Fountain, a collection of photographs and reminiscences from an estate in Londonderry. His photographs have been exhibited throughout Northern Ireland.
He is a regular contributor to Radio Ulster and his novel for children, Albert and the Magician, was published by the O’Brien Press.