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Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds X Book Blast Presents

  Book Blast 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 […]

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Gabriel Josipovici Author & Critic Interview

BookBlast interview with Gabriel Josipovici, the 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, […]

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Andrew Latimer Little Island Press Interview

Book Blast interview with Andrew Latimer at Little Island Press, now an imprint of Carcanet Andrew Latimer, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers?  No, neither. My parents are more […]

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What Happened to Us Ian Holding Review

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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Ian Holding Author Interview

BookBlast Interview with Ian Holding author Ian Holding, where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and have lived here all my life. What sorts of books […]

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Croquis d’une vie de bohème Lesley Blanch News Archive

CROQUIS D’UNE VIE DE BOHÈME Lesley Blanch, La Table Ronde 19-04-2018 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 […]

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The Ghosts & Jamal, Bridget Blankley Review

Book Blast review of 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 […]

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Rosemarie Hudson HopeRoad Publishing Interview

BookBlast Interview with Rosemarie Hudson CEO 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 […]

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Bridget Blankley Author Interview

Book Blast interview with Bridget Blankley author Bridget Blankley, where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Nottingham, as were my parents, but I grew up in Southern Nigeria. […]

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Seven Terrors Selvedin Avdić Review

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 […]