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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds X

  BookBlast’s Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds this month take in writing from Albania, Arabia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the Balkans, the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans, along with the Best of British crime, […]

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Interview

Interview Gabriel Josipovici, author & critic

Gabriel Josipovici is a pre-eminent British novelist, short story writer, critic, literary theorist, playwright, and a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement. You were born during World War Two in Occupied France, what are […]

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Interview

Interview Andrew Latimer, Little Island Press

Andrew Latimer, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers?  No, neither. My parents are more interested in the business side of things – as in, “does it make money?” I’m […]

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Fiction

Review What Happened to Us, Ian Holding

BookBlast review of What Happened to Us by Zimbabwean writer Ian Holding, set amidst the faultlines of modern Africa. The bleakness and violence of life in modern Zimbabwe underpin this powerful coming-of-age tale, as thirteen-year-old […]

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Interview
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Legacy Agency

BB Archive Croquis d’une vie de bohème Lesley Blanch La Table Ronde 19-04-2018

CROQUIS D’UNE VIE DE BOHÈME  Lesley Blanch Préfacé et présenté par Georgia de Chamberet | Traduit de l’anglais par Lucien d’Azay Écrivain et voyageuse, fascinée par l’Orient, Lesley Blanch est restée célèbre en Angleterre pour […]

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Fiction

Review The Ghosts & Jamal, Bridget Blankley

BookBlast reviews The Ghosts and Jamal about a young orphan surviving Nigeria’s internal conflicts marked by terrorism and religious strife. “As far as Jamal could tell, only two things were wrong: a dirty yellow vapour […]

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Interview

Interview Rosemarie Hudson, HopeRoad Publishing

Rosemarie Hudson, did you want to work in the publishing industry from the start? No, I only started my career in publishing twenty years ago; previously I spent most of the time in the film […]

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Interview
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Fiction

Review Seven Terrors, Selvedin Avdić

BookBlast reviews Seven Terrors, Selvedin Avdić trs. Coral Petkovich Foreword by Nick Lezard. Longlisted for the Dublin Impac Awards 2014, Shortlisted for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards 2013 (Istros Books)   “I noticed that […]