Bluemoose takes over Leeds Libraries

Bluemoose in partnership with Leeds Libraries will be taking 'over' Leeds Central Library for the month of June with a series of events, launches and talks. Libraries are an essential service for millions of people in the UK. A safe and magical space to read, learn, borrow books and to discover stories. Without the support of libraries when we first started publishing in 2006, we wouldn't be here today. We are delighted to be hosting a panel of Independent publishers based in the North on Thursday June 9th with Fox and WIndmill from Bradford and Peepal Tree from Leeds. We'll be chatting about bringing stories to you from every inch of the globe. On 16th June, two brilliant Bluemoose authors, Colette Snowden and Anna Chilvers will be talking about their books, writing and their creative practice. We are launching the Bluemoose Non -Fiction list with GHOST SIGNS by Stu Hennigan on Thursday 25th June. Stu will be talking to the wonderful novelist and academic, Heidi James. The book is about poverty and the pandemic and already people are talking about it being the 21st century, 'Road To Wigan Pier.' You are all cordially invited to pop in and see what we're doing, say hello, ask some questions and delight in the great new writers we're bringing to libraries and bookshelves across the globe.


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.




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