Michael Leach

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Michael Leach is publisher emeritus and editor-at-large of Orbis Books. A leader in Catholic publishing for more than 30 years, he has edited and published more than two thousand books. His authors include Nobel Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and hundreds of Catholic Book Award winners. He has served as president of the Catholic Book Publishers Association and the ecumenical Religion Publishers Group. Before joining Orbis as director and publisher in 1997, Michael was president of the Crossroad/Continuum Publishing Group in New York City. In 2007, the Catholic Book Publishers Association honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dubbed “the dean of Catholic book publishing” by U.S. Catholic magazine, he has also authored or edited several books of his own, including the bestsellers Why Stay Catholic? and I Like Being Catholic, A Maryknoll Book of Prayer, The People’s Catechism, and I Like Being Married. He is a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter (ncronline.org/authors/michael-leach). A popular speaker at Catholic conferences nationwide, Mike lives in Connecticut with his wife of forty-five years, Vickie.