I AM NOT YOUR EVE by Devika Ponnambalam has been short listed for the world's leading literary prize for historical fiction, the £25K WALTER SCOTT PRIZE. The winner will be announced at The Border Book Festival on June 15th.
We are so chuffed to have won the Small Press Awards, regional winner, and we'll be going to The Grosvenor in London for the National Book Awards on May 15th. I'd like tothank our brilliant editorial team of Lin Webb, Leonora Rustamova, Hetha Duffy, Annie Warren and Flora Rustamova.
I AM NOT YOUR EVE by Devika Ponnambalam has been long listed for the world's foremost literary award for historical fiction, THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE. Congratulations to Devika. Previous winners include Hilary Mantel, Sebastian Barry and our very own Benjamin Myers.
Congratulations to Stu.
We launched our non-fiction list last year with GHOST SIGNS by Stu and it has been short listed for the best political book by a non-parliamentarian in The Parliamentary Book Awards.
We'll be off to The House of Commons on the 22nd February and we're up against Marina Hyde, Matt Hancock. This is the second short listing for Stu's book as last year it was short listed for The Books Are My Bag Awards curated by Booksellers and voted on by the public.
Now, what will I say to the ex secretary for health?
Irish comedian, Neil Delamere has chosen - Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónan Hession as his good read on the BBC Radio 4 programme and will be on the airwaves on Tuesday November 8th at 4.30pm.
It will then be on BBC Radio Sounds for the next 12 months. Wonderful.
GHOST SIGNS by Stu Hennigan has been short listed for the Books Are My Bag Awards, the only national book award curated by booksellers and voted for by readers. It is sponsored by BOOK TOKENS. The winners will be announced at FOYLES in London on November 8th 2022. We are up againts the two biggest publishers in the world, Penguin Random House and Hachette.
We started Bluemosoe in 2006 by re-mortgaging our house to find great new stories and writers that the traditional publishers shy away from.
We'd love you to vote for Stu's book about Poverty, the Pandemic and Austerity. It is already being hailed as The Witness account and compared to A Road To Wigan Pier by George Orwell. Praise inded.
You can vote here -
Today we launch our Non - Fiction list with GHOST SIGNS by Stu Hennigan, the brillaint eye witness account of Poverty and The Pandemic. Stu was furloughed as manager of Chapel Allerton library and volunteered to deliver emergency food and medicine to the most vulnerable and although set in Leeds, this was happenning in every town and city in the UK. It will become, I hope, a touchstone for those who wish to know what really happend to the most vulnerable in our society during the start of pandemic in March 2020. A 21st Century 'Road To Wigan Pier.'
It has been serialised in the July edition of PROSPECT Magazine .