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RTÉ Culture: Rónán Hession on Dublin

Photo by Mark Stedman

“It is a tremendous honour to have my debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul selected by Dublin City Council as this year’s One Dublin One Book. As a writer, it feels like I am being claimed by my home city. It also means that for the first time I have had to think about the book in terms of its, and my, relationship with Dublin.”

Rónán Hession writes for RTÉ Culture about what it means to be selected for One Dublin One Book and his relationship with Dublin.


Seattle & Dublin Present: Nancy Pearl in conversation with Rónán Hession

Join Seattle and Dublin City of Literature for a special conversation between beloved American rock star librarian Nancy Pearl and Irish writer Rónán Hession, whose novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is the 2021 One Dublin One Book selection. Introduced by Stesha Brandon, Seattle UNESCO City of Literature, who chats to Nancy Pearl at the beginning about her idea to have a One City One Book reading initiative in Seattle, which was copied by cities throughout the world. With thanks to Seattle Public Libraries.