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Interview

Interview Ana Pérez Galván, Hispabooks

Ana Pérez Galván, tell us a bit about yourself and the background to setting up Hispabooks. Are your parents great readers? No, my father is a voracious newspaper reader, but not a book reader. My […]

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Translator Interviews

Peter Bush, translator Interview

Peter Bush, a translator of works from Catalan, French, Spanish and Portuguese to English, has received numerous awards including the 2009 Calouste Gulbenkian Portuguese Translation Prize for his translation of Equator by Miguel Sousa Tavares; […]

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Fiction

A Bad End, Fernando Royuela Review

In the novel A Bad End, by Fernando Royuela, an ageing midget looks back over his life and loves and losses to hilarious effect. Beautifully translated from the Spanish by Peter Bush, A Bad End […]

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Fiction

Henrietta Foster on Ludwig’s Room, Alois Hotschnig Review

Henrietta Foster reviews Ludwig’s Room by Alois Hotschnig, translated by Tess Lewis, exclusively for BookBlast. Foster is a freelance journalist and TV producer for the BBC. Her latest film, Beyond The Grace Note, is about […]

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Legacy Agency

Sex in the City: Nineteenth-century Paris & London Explorations

Sex in the City for women of the demi-monde living in nineteenth-century Paris and London involved living a racy, scandalous and at times, dangerous, lifestyle. In his planning notes for Nana, the character of which […]

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Non Fiction

Zola and the Victorians, Eileen Horne Review

Borne out of a personal fascination with the most prominent French novelist of the late 19th century, Zola and the Victorians by Eileen Horne is a work of imaginative narrative non fiction which is a […]

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Interview

Eileen Horne, author Interview