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Close Encounters of a European Kind 3:AM Magazine BB Archive

An early article from the BookBlast Archive, Close Encounters of a European Kind by Georgia de Chamberet for 3:AM Magazine first published in February 2007. After generations of slaughter on its soil, Europe found peace and […]

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Sparring with Hemingway Robert Ruark 1954-55 BB Archive

An article about sparring with Hemingway and the stamina required to be a writer fell out of Gael Elton Mayo’s copy of Robert Ruark’s Something of Value while rearranging the overfilled bookshelves in the hallway […]

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Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds VIII Book Blast Presents

Here are our latest top 10 reads from a selection of independent publishers every book lover should know.  A good read underpinned by an open mind can change your lifeview irrevocably: Palestine in Black and […]

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Fireflies Luis Sagasti Review

Book Blast reviews Fireflies by Luis Sagasti, translated by Fionn Petch (Charco Press) “God, like fireflies, only shines in the darkness, wrote Schopenhauer.” – Fireflies (p. 71) Fireflies by Luis Sagasti is a brief, existential […]

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Carolina Orloff Charco Press Interview

Book Blast interviews award-winning indie publisher Carolina Orloff at Charco Press Carolina Orloff, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers? My father owned and ran a large bookshop right in […]

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Translator Interviews

Fionn Petch Translator Interview

Book Blast interviews award-winning translator Fionn Petch Fionn Petch, tell us a little bit about yourself. I grew up in Scotland but left age sixteen and never really made it back. I lived in Mexico […]

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Gael Elton Mayo Letter from Brittany BB Archive

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer and artist, first wrote a column while living in Spain in the 1950s for The Spanish-American Courier. This piece came out in April 1954. In the northwest of Spain, […]