Leo Furey is a writer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His first novel, The Long Run, was a 2004 Globe and Mail Best Book and was chosen by Barnes and Noble for their prestigious 2007 Discover Great New Writers Seasonal Picks.
The Long Run received excellent reviews in various newspapers and literary journals across Canada and was on several bestseller lists. In the US, the novel received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist.
Furey’s short stories, reviews, and journalism have been published in several literary magazines, including the Newfoundland Quarterly, Tickleace, the Antigonish Review, the Nashwaak Review, the Fiddlehead, and the Walrus.
He is founder of Broken Earth Productions, a theatre company that raises money for Broken Earth (brokenearth.ca), a non-profit group of Canadian health care individuals providing medical assistance to earthquake victims.