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Fiction

Andrew McDougall reviews The Others, Raül Garrigasait

Raül Garrigasait’s irreverent yet poignant novel, The Others, is excellently translated from the Catalan by Tiago Miller. Its central character is a young Prussian man who crosses Europe to fight for the Carlists in Spain. […]

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Podcast

Podcast Bridging the Divide Translation and the Art of Empathy, season 2

Tune in and come on a literary adventure: hear the final eight episodes of the BookBlast Podcast series, Bridging the Divide: Translation and the Art of Empathy. Podcast interview Lars Mytting and his translator Deborah […]

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Fiction

Lucy Popescu reviews The White Dress, Nathalie Léger

Review of The White Dress by Nathalie Léger ahead of Lucy Popescu’s interview with translator Natasha Lehrer for The BookBlast® Podcast Bridging the Divide series. The White Dress is the final part of a trilogy […]

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Fiction

Victor Meadowcroft reviews A Musical Offering, Luis Sagasti

A Musical Offering is Argentinian author Luis Sagasti’s second novel to appear in English. His first, Fireflies (also published by Charco Press and reviewed for The BookBlast Diary) saw translator Fionn Petch nominated for a […]

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Non Fiction

Review On Terrorism Conversations with My Daughter, Tahar Ben Jelloun

BookBlast review of On Terrorism: Conversations with My Daughter ahead of Georgia de Chamberet interviewing Tahar Ben Jelloun in French & in English, voice-over by Issa Naseri. The Moroccan poet, novelist, essayist, and journalist, Tahar […]

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Fiction

Rachel Goldblatt reviews The Bell in the Lake, Lars Mytting

BookBlast review of The Bell in the Lake, ahead of Lars Mytting and his translator Deborah Dawkin discussing The Bell in the Lake for The BookBlast® Podcast Bridging the Divide series. “And this also”, said […]

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Podcast

Podcast Bridging the Divide Translation and the Art of Empathy, season 1

HEAR the first seven episodes of the BookBlast Podcast series, Bridging the Divide: Translation and the Art of Empathy. When reading, do you “hear” the book as if it is being read to you by […]

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Spotlight on Publishing

Spotlight Rachel Goldblatt, Dispatches from the Intern’s Desk

Starting a new job in the middle of a global pandemic is not something many people would find enviable, though I was obviously delighted for the opportunity as so many others were being furloughed. When […]

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Poetry

Rachel Goldblatt reviews Heaven, Manuel Vilas

BookBlast review of Heaven ahead of translator James Womack discussing love & death under the sun with Georgia de Chamberet for The BookBlast® Podcast Bridging the Divide series. Any thought of escaping home and summer […]