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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds III

Our Top 5 Reads monthly round up features five eclectic reads from France, Italy, New York and the Indian Ocean.  Little by Edward Carey (Gallic/Aardvark Bureau)   “In the same year that the five-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus […]

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BookBlast® Archive

BB 10×10 Tour Waterstones Manchester, Michael Schmidt Jane Draycott Jenny Lewis

 At Waterstones Manchester on Thurs. 8 November at 6.30 p.m., Michael Schmidt, a founder-director @Carcanet will chair the discussion @WaterstonesMCR with poets Jane Draycott and Jenny Lewis; talk theme: Claiming the Great Tradition: Women Recalibrate […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Jane Draycott, poet & translator

Jane Draycott, tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a poet who’s come late to translation and I wish I’d started much much sooner. I teach on a number of different creative writing courses […]

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Spotlight on Publishing

Spotlight Susan Curtis Istros Books at Belgrade Book Fair

The opening ceremony of the annual Belgrade Book Fair took place on Sunday 21 October, officially starting one of the biggest publishing events of the region. There is no doubt that Serbia takes pride in this […]

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News & Events

Podcast The BookBlast 10×10 Tour assoc Waterstones, ep 1

Since The BookBlast 10×10 Tour hit the road, we still have 3 events to go, storytelling and showcasing small, risk-taking publishers who fill a unique niche in discovering talent, enriching our literary culture. Starting from […]

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BookBlast® Archive

BB 10×10 Tour Waterstones Liverpool, Roh-Suan Tung Yan Ge Nicky Harman

At Waterstones Liverpool, on Thurs. 1 November at 6.30 p.m., Roh-Suan Tung @BalestierPress will chair the discussion with author @YanGeMay and her translator @NickyHarman_cn The talk has as its theme, #MeToo Moments: men misbehaving in […]

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BookBlast® Archive

BB 10×10 Tour Waterstones Birmingham, Elizabeth Briggs Nafeesa Hamid Aliyah Holder

At Waterstones Birmingham, the eighth talk of the BookBlast® 10×10 tour, a nationwide celebration of independent publishing, features Saqi Books @BhamWaterstones Founded in 1983 in London, Saqi Books is an independent publishing house of quality […]

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Interview Elizabeth Briggs, editor & marketing, Saqi Books

Elizabeth Briggs, where were you born, and where did you grow up? Worcester, where I lived until I left for university in the North East of England at seventeen. Determined as ‘Britain’s most average constituency’ […]

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