Welcome to Bluemoose Books, an independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. We started in 2006 as an antidote to all the celebrity publishing that was appearing in the bookshops. New writers and writing should be the lifeblood of publishing, and we delight in finding new stories that are beautifully written to engage and inspire the reader. We hope you like what you see.

Arts Council Fiction Book Of The Month

September's featured publisher is BITTER LEMON PRESS and their recommended title is A Cut-Like Wound by Anita Nair. "Anita Nair is a feminist and highly regarded novelist. A Cut-like wound is as startling a debut crime novel as you are likely to read this year. Set in Bangalore, it opens with the horrific murder of a young man who worked as a … [Read More...]

Wonderful reviews for BEASTINGS by Benjamin Myers in the national press.

We've had some brilliant reviews for Ben's second novel with Bluemoose books, BEASTINGS. A few words from the author himself Beastings A quick thanks to all who have bought, read or reviewed my new novelBeastings. Initial reviews have been positive. New Statesman said “this bitter, alarming, occasionally visionary novel of the British wilderness … [Read More...]

Arts Council Fiction Group Book of The Month

Nowhere People by Paulo Scott, translated by Daniel Hahn Http://www.andotherstories.org/book/nowhere-people/ 'A powerful, complex and very ambitious voice. In the contemporary Latin American literature scene, Paulo Scott is a must read.' Juan Pablo Villalobos author of Down the Rabitt Hole.   … [Read More...]

Ben Myers wins another national literary award

Benjamin Myers has won the Society of Authors Tom Gallon Trust Award for his short story, 'The Folk song, singer.' This is his third national literary award in twelve months. *The Northern Writers' Award 2013 *PIG IRON won the inaugural Gordon Burn Prize 2013 *Tom Gallon Award 2014. Bluemoose Books publishes Ben's fourth novel BEASTINGS … [Read More...]

Manchester Metropolitan University Novella Awards

I will be part of a panel discussing books and words at The MMU Novella Awards on Saturday 12th July. I will be joined by Alison Moore, whose novel, The Lighthouse was short listed for The Man Booker. Livi Michael, author of The Whispering Road and Nicholas Royle, representing Salt Publishing. Bluemoose author Michael Stewart will be talking about … [Read More...]