DBF Interviews: Cethan Leahy

Cethan LeahyCethan Leahy is a writer, filmmaker, and editor of Irish literary magazine  The Penny Dreadful. His short stories are published in  The Looking Glass,  Wordlegs  and  Five Dials  and he has written two Fiction Express eBooks for Middle Grade,  The Chosen One (and his mum and his dad and his sister)  and  Prince Charming and his Quest for a Wife.  Cethan’s  animation short  The Beast of Bath  was broadcast on national television. His short film  The Amazing  appeared in Cork film anthology  Cork, Like  in 2013. His radio programmes, including children’s drama  Tales from the Fairy Fort, have appeared on LifeFM and RTÉJnr digital radio. He has also contributed illustration work to Cork comics press Turncoat Press.

Cethan’s schools’ event, Tuesdays Are Just As Bad, is now booked out but you can still tune in here to hear him talk about his move towards writing for teens, the differences between writing for theatre, film and prose, and the portrayal of mental health issues in YA literature.