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Explorations

What Makes a European? Jane McLoughlin, Observer 1971 BB Archive

Jane McLoughlin’s feature, published in The Observer in 1971, is based on an interview with a childhood family influencer of mine: my late uncle was both very British and very internationalist in spirit. When interviewing […]

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Fiction

Crystal Wedding Xu Xiaobin Review

Crystal Wedding an unusual read: it’s not every day you come across a novel in which a mainland Chinese author writes openly about women, sex and corruption − affording the reader a voyeuristic glimpse into […]

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Interview

Roh-Suan Tung Balestier Press Interview

Book Blast interview with the founder of Balestier Press Roh-Suan Tung, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers? I was born and grew up in Taiwan. My parents both love […]

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Translator Interviews

Nicky Harman Translator Interview

Book Blast translator interview with Nicky Harman Nicky Harman, tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m based in Weymouth and in London. I go to China every year on visits. I speak and read […]