Maurice Leitch

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Maurice Leitch (born 5 July 1933) is a renowned author, born in Northern Ireland. He is author of The Liberty Lad, Poor Lazarus, Silver's City, and many other works. In 1969, he moved to London to become a producer in the BBC's radio drama department. In 1977, he became Editor of A Book at Bedtime on Radio Four until leaving in 1989 to write full-time.

Leitch was awarded the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1969 for his novel Liberty Lad, and the Whitbread Prize in 1981 for his novel Silver's City.[1] In 1999 he was awarded an MBE for services to literature.

Published works[edit]


  1. ^ Whitbread Book Awards
  2. ^ Something Cool, 2005 radio play