Ghost Signs by Stu Hennigan - short listed for National Book Prize

Congratulations Stu.

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 -

GHOST SIGNS by Stu Hennigan - Launch

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 . 

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.



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