Tuesday 26th May
Leonard and Hungry Paul is the story of two friends trying to find their place in the world. It is about those uncelebrated people who have the ability to change their world, not by effort or force, but through their appreciation of all that is special and overlooked in life. They use humour, board games and silence to steer their way through the maelstrom that is the 21st Century.
"The figure in Munch's painting isn't actually screaming!' Hungry Paul said. 'Really, are you sure?' replied Leonard. 'Absolutely. That's the whole thing. The figure is actually closing his ears to block out a scream. Isn't that amazing? A painting can be so misunderstood and still become so famous."
Rónán Hession is an award-winning musician and writer. He wrote and recorded music as Mumblin’ Deaf Ro and was nominated for a Choice Music Award. He lives in Dublin. Leonard And Hungry Paul is his first book, published by Bluemoose Books in March 2019, and was chosen for the BBC Radio 2 Book Club, spring 2019 and was also selected as a summer read in The Irish Times and The Observer.
Chaired by Kevin Duffy from Bluemoose Books, an independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Kevin and Hetha Duffy started Bluemoose in 2006 and as a ‘family’ of readers and writers they’re passionate about the written word and stories. They have published The Gallows Poly by Benjamin Myers, winner of the world’s leading literary prize for historical fiction the Walter Scott Prize; Man With A Seagull On His Head by Harriet Page, shortlisted for the best new novel of the year 2018.
All ticket donations from this event go to Fans Supporting Foodbanks, South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Services and WoW.
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