Leonard and Hungry Paul, by Ronan Hession has been chosen as One Dublin One Book for 2021.

One Dublin One Book aims to encourage everyone in Dublin to read a designated book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year.

This annual project is a Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Libraries and encourages reading for pleasure. 

Described by the author as 'a tribute to the kindness I have experienced all my life', Leonard and Hungry Paul is the story of two friends struggling to protect their understanding of what's meaningful in life.

Dublin City Librarian, Mairead Owens, says "On behalf of Dublin City Council Libraries, I am delighted to have the opportunity of promoting this wonderful book by Rónán Hession.  It reminds us all that life is precious and that there are many challenges facing us as we negotiate daily life.  The book is uplifting and positive and gives comfort at this time. The book is a treasure and will hopefully encourage many more readers to seek refuge and sustenance from reading."

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Watch: Rick O'Shea talks to Ronan Hession