Bluemoose co-founder Duffy calls for more geographical diversity in publishing

Bluemoose co-founder Duffy calls for more geographical diversity in publishing

At his base in the pretty Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge, Kevin Duffy of indie Bluemoose Books is in a cheerful mood. His latest publication, début novel Leonard and Hungry Paul by Irish writer Rónán Hession, is a hit, selected as a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Choice and hailed by Foyles as "a gentle masterpiece"; two "huge" publishers Duffy declines to name have put "vast sums of money" on the table to acquire it, and although Duffy is currently holding out—he doesn’t want to part with world rights, plus it would feel a bit like selling your soul, he says—if the offers keep going skywards his m...

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