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This year's book selection is Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession.

One Dublin One Book 2021 Programme Launched

Dublin City Council invites people all over the city to take part in the annual One Dublin One Book campaign by reading the same book during the month of April. This year’s chosen title for One Dublin One Book, is Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession, published by Bluemoose Books.

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature have put together a range of free online public events throughout the month of April which will see author Rónán Hession take part in public discussions, interviews and live webinars. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic these events will take place online.

Our City Our Books will be part of the celebrations, with Leonard and Hungry Paul selected as our book of the month for April. Attendees of our special book club sessions can avail of a free copy of the book, posted to their address, but please note that places are limited. We are delighted that author Rónán Hession will join us to answer questions and read from the book on Tuesday April 27th. For more info and to book your place at one of the book clubs, click here.

Elsewhere, witers Donal Ryan and Alex Barclay, actor Emmet Kirwan and musician Brigid Mae Power all feature in the programme. Rónán Hession will also perform music from his three albums released under the name Mumblin’ Deaf Ro and discuss his move from music to writing. RTÉ Radio 1’s Book on One is delighted to be opening its forthcoming new season of books read on radio with Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession produced by Clíodhna Ní Anluain.

Full details on the programme can be found at

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