Leonard and Hungry Paul short listed in The British Book Awards

Congratulations to Ronan Hession.

Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession has been short listed for debut of the year in The British Book Awards 2020, which is just brilliant news.

This is the the third short listing Ronan has had since we published his debut twelve months ago, launching Leonard and Hungry Paul at Hodges Figgis, Dublin on March 20th 2019.


Winners will be announced at The British Book Awards, #Nibbies as they are called, on Monday 29th June at The Grosvenor Hotel in London. The last time I was corralled into a suit, I wandered around the awards ceremony in Dublin with the security tag still attached to my trousers. It was an anxious time and I will try to do better in June.



Leonard and Hungry Paul - Short listed in The An Post Irish Book Awards - Newcomer

Congratulations to Ronan Hession whose debut, Leonard and Hungry Paul, has been short listed in The An Post Irish Book Awards, in the newcomer category.

The Awards ceremony will be on November 20th at The Dublin Convention centre and is being filmed by RTE. The winner will be chosen by a public, library and academic vote.

If you have read Ronan's book and would like to vote, the link is here:

Thank you.

Kevin, Hetha, Lin, Leonora and Annie.


Leonard and Hungry Paul - Short listed for National Book Awards

Congratulations to Ronan Hession whose debut, LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL has been short listed for The Booksellers Association , National Book Token Awards #BooksAreMyBag Awards 2019. These awards are curated by booksellers and readers. The vote is now open, so if you can, please do vote for it. The awards ceremony will be held at FOYLES in London on November 12th. Ronan and myself will be there. I will not be wearing a tie.


Ronan Hession to appear at The Cheltenham Literature Festival

We're really pleased to announce that Ronan will be appearing at the world's oldest Literary Festival, The Cheltenham Literature Festival on Friday 4th October. The festival is celebrating its 70th year and will be showcasing seven new debut authors, Ronan Hession being one of them. Ronan will be reading from his debut,' LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL.'

LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL by Ronan Hession to be published in North America

LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL by Ronan Hession is to be published by the brilliant and multi-award winning independent Melville House, Brooklyn, NY,  home to two nobel laureate writers.

Melville House will publish Leonard and Hungry Paul in 2020 and we are so pleased that Ronan's debut will now be read in the USA and Canada.


The Irish TImes - Books for Summer

The Irish TImes have chosen 'Leonard and Hungry Paul' by Ronan Hession as one of their books for summer. It has also been selected on the UK Parliamentarians reading list for summer too.

Deirdre Shanahan will be at The Greenwich Book Festival on Saturday 15th June talking about her debut 'Caravan of The Lost and Left behind in an event about 'The sense of place.'

Ronan Hession will be at Forum Books in Corbridge on Sunday 16th June from 10am signing and reading from his debut 'Leonard and Hungry Paul.' He will be at Drake Bookshop in Stockton at 1pm too, signing and reading from his book.


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