Happy New Year readers.
2018 was an absolutely stellar year for everyone at Bluemoose. Harriet Paige was short listed for a first novel award for her debut MAN WITH A SEAGULL ON HIS HEAD, which has just recently been published in North America and THE GALLOWS POLE by Benjamin Myers won The WALTER SCOTT AWARD. Ben has moved on to Bloomsbury with his next book THE OFFING which I think is his best to date, so all the best Ben with your new publisher. Seeing an author leave is always tinged with sadness but as he lives in the next town, we'll meet up for a brew and some cake and have a natter. Bloomsbury have licensed Ben's back list from us so they will be publishing THE GALLOWS POLE in February 2019, and BEASTINGS AND PIG IRON in August 2019. We sold the rights for SO THE DOVES by Heidi James, which will be published this spring in the USA and Canada and A MODERN FAMILY by Socrates Adam has has just been published in France. We had loads of great reviews including our first mention in The New York Times of RAISING SPARKS by Ariel Kahn.
The first three books this year are .
1.LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL by Ronan Hession - Launching at HODGES FIGGIS in Dublin , March 20th at 6pm
2. CARAVAN OF THE LOST AND LEFT BEHIND by Deirdre Shanahan - May 31st - Launch in London tbc.
3. THE MOSS HOUSE by Clara Barley - July 30th - Launching at Shibden Hall , Halifax.
We have lots of events coming up and I will keep you all posted.
Many thanks, Kevin, Hetha, Leonora and Lin.