bookblast september 2018 top five reads
Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds II

This month’s top 5 reads features titles by some of the independent publishers being showcased in the #bookblast10x10tour at talks being held in Waterstones’ flagship stores across the regions of England. Starting from Gower Street […]

Peirene Press bookblast 10x10 tour
BookBlast® Archive

BB 10×10 Tour Waterstones Brighton, Meike Ziervogel Jamie Bulloch Nashwa Gowanloch

At Waterstones Brighton, the fifth talk of the BookBlast® 10×10 tour, a nationwide celebration of independent publishing, Peirene Press which focuses on European & World Literature, much of it in translation, will be featured. It […]

nashwa gowanlock bookblast diary interview
Translator Interviews

Interview Nashwa Gowanlock, translator

Nashwa Gowanlock, tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a British Egyptian born in Kuwait and raised between there and the UK, where I am now based. I was raised bilingual and attended a […]

istros books bookblast 10x10 tour waterstones nottingham
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BB 10×10 Tour Waterstones Nottingham, Christina Pribićević-Zorić Susan Curtis

At Waterstones Nottingham, the fourth talk of the BookBlast® 10×10 tour, a nationwide celebration of independent publishing, features Istros Books, founded in 2011 to showcase the very best fiction and non-fiction from the Balkan region […]

Christina Pribićević-Zorić interview bookblast diary
Translator Interviews

Interview Christina Pribićević-Zorić, translator

Christina Pribićević-Zorić, tell us a little bit about yourself I am from New York. My mother was Irish and my father was from the former Yugoslavia so I had a smattering of Serbo-Croatian when I […]

C D Rose author interview bookblast diary
Interview
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Interview

Interview Ian Duhig, author & poet

Ian Duhig, where were you born, and where did you grow up?  London, the eighth of my parents but the first not born in Ireland, so I grew up in the London-Irish community of Paddington. […]

Comma Press BookBlast Diary 10x10 tour
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BB 10×10 Tour Waterstones Leeds, C D Rose Ian Duhig

At Waterstones Leeds, the third talk of the BookBlast® 10×10 tour, a nationwide celebration of independent publishing, Comma Press, based in Manchester, is featured. Their “Reading the City” series of collected writings takes the literary […]

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Interview Colette Snowden, author

Colette Snowden, tell us a bit about yourself. Where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born and brought up in Manchester and found myself back here after university and working […]