Lee Irby is an American novelist and historian.
He is the author of three major novels. The first, 7,000 Clams (as of 2010, in 596 libraries according to WorldCat), and was reviewed in The North American Review and many newspapers. His later work, The Up and Up (as of 2010, in 406 libraries according to WorldCat), and was reviewed even more widely. Both were published by Doubleday. Irby's work centers on the quirks of Florida's history, the interplay of natural beauty and rampant corruption and violence that marked the Sunshine State in the 1920s. In early 2012, he released "The Van", a novel following the life of a VW Bus. He teaches at Eckerd College, a private liberal arts school located in St. Petersburg, Florida.