Panenka by Rónán Hession - Short listed for An Post Irish Novel of The Year

Congratulations to Rónán Hession, whose second novel, PANENKA has been short listed for the An Post Irish Novel of the year. There is some stiff competition from Sally Rooney and Cólm Tobain but we've got our fingers crossed.


He has also been short listed by The Libraries Association of Ireland in the author of the year awards too, which is just brilliant!


PANENKA by Rónán Hession - Short Listed

Congratulations to Rónán Hession.

His second novel PANENKA  has been short listed for The Booksellers Association - Books Are My Bag Fiction Awards 2021 which are sponsored by National Book Tokens.

We are the only Independent publisher on the short list. It would be great if you could vote for Rónán and his novel.

You can do that here:

Thank you.


Launches, writers on telly and Prizes

On Monday 17th May at 7.30pm Sharon Duggal will be chatting to Sara Cox, Rob Delaney, Rachel Parris , Vick Hope and Rick Stein about her novel SHOULD WE FALL BEHIND on the nation's Book Club #BetweenTheCovers on BBC 2. It would be grand if you could tune in and watch it with us.

On Thursday May 20th we have the official Bluemoose launch of Rónán Hessions second novel PANENKA which will be live on the Bluemoose Deli channel at 7.30pm - To receive your invite please email - - Thank you.

The £10K winner of The Royal Society of Literature's ENCORE Award will be announced on Thursday 20th May and we wish Sharon Duggal all the best with her short listed novel - Should We Fall Behind.

BBC Two Between The Covers - Monday 17th May at 7.30pm

Sharon Duggal will be chatting with host, DJ Sara Cox and guests, Rob Delaney, Vick Hope, Rachel Parris and Rick Stein about her novel Should We Fall Behind on Monday 17th May at 7.30pm. It would be lovely if you could tune in and support Sharon.

Should We Fall Behind has also been short listed for the £10K Royal Society of LIterature Encore Award and the winner will be announced at the end of May. 

Congratulations to Sharon.



BBC 2 Book Club chooses Should We Fall Behind by Sharon Duggal

The new BBC 2 Book Club series, Between The Covers, hosted by Sara Cox, has chosen Should We Fall Behind by Sharon Duggal as one of its 6 new books and the 6 part TV series will be shown in May 2021.

Sharon's novel will be showcased alongside the internationally bestselling and award winning author, Elena Ferrante, with celebrity guests reading and discussing Sharon's novel.

Sharon will be on the show too, doing a Q&A and talking about her novel.




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