Playwright, author and Dalkey man, Hugh Leonard discusses writing as a form of self-exploration and how this differs from journalism.

In this clip, Hugh Leonard (1926-2009) talks about the skill of writing and the truth. 

I find that writing is basically an act of self-exploration.

Leonard proclaims that he writes for himself but is aware that audiences are paying to be entertained. 

I don't presume to know the tastes of thousands of strangers.

'My Own Place: Hugh Leonard's Dalkey', originally broadcast on 24 September 1975.

'My Own Place' was a series of programmes in which a well known personality took an affectionate look at the place where they grew up or some place which has influenced them in a significant way.
In this episode, Hugh Leonard visits Dalkey.