A wonderful review from award winning author Preti Taneja of Should We Fall Behind

Review of Should We Fall Behind by award winning author Preti Taneja.

'Duggal writes about the devestation of vulnerable lives with all the hard-eyed clarity of WILLIAM TREVOR, and as much literary heart as ROHINTON MISTRY - SHOULD WE FALL BEHIND deeply inhabits its world but wears its craft so lightly - it is beautifully observed, suffused with inner-city melancholy and shot through with hope that can only come from random encounters, the small acts of generosity that help strangers to find affinity with each other even in the worst of times.'


'Exhilarating.' - The Sound Mirror reviewed in The Irish Times

There is a wonderful review in today's Irish Times of The Sound Mirror by Heidi James.

'...hence the giddy feeling one is reading a contemporary feminist novel composed by Sophocles’ sister.’

'It is exhilarating.'




The Dalkey Literary Awards

Congratulations to Ronan Hession.

His debut, Leonard and Hungry Paul has been short listed in the 10K Euro, Dalkey Literary Awards, in the emerging writer category. Ronan was to appear at the festival on June 20th. The literary awards will still be taking place online and we wish all the short listed authors the best of luck.




Leonard and Hungry Paul -Short listed for The Kerry Group Irish Novel of The Year

Congratulations to Ronan Hession - His novel Leonard and Hungry Paul has been short listed for The Kerry Group Irish Novel of The Year Award - The winner of the 15 Thousand Euro prize will be announced on Wednesday 27th May.

The four other short listees are a stellar list of Irish writers - Edna O'Brien - Mary Costello - Kevin Barry - Jospeh O'Connor.

Fantastic and really pleased for Ronan and Bluemoose too.


We Need Your Help - New Short Story From Benjamin Myers


Last week Gracie Cooper from Little Toller contacted me about distribution, bookshop closures and sales falling off a cliff. So we put our heads together and came up with a plan. I asked Ben Myers if he would let us publish a short story.

Of course he said Yes, because he's a star. You can buy it here:

And you'll be helping Little Toller and Bluemoose Books continue to find, nurture and develop great new writers and stories.

Thank you

Kevin, Hetha, Lin, Leonora, Annie.


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.




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