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Spotlight on Publishing

Spotlight Leila Sackur Dispatches from the Intern’s Desk

Leila Sackur graduated in History from the University of Cambridge where she was involved in the student press and politics. She is interested in everyday life, gentrification and urban space,  and is looking to start […]

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Review The Eighth Life (for Brilka), Nino Haratischvili

BookBlast reviews the engrossing family saga, The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili, Georgian-born novelist, playwright and theatre director who lives and works in Hamburg. “I owe these lines to a century that cheated […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Charlotte Collins & Ruth Martin, translators

BookBlast interviews translators Ruth Martin & Charlotte Collins, in the form of a three-way Q&A, on publication of The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili Ruth Martin & Charlotte Collins, tell us a little […]

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Interview Philip Gwyn Jones, Scribe UK

BookBlast interviews editor and publisher, Philip Gwyn Jones, who has over 25 years’ high-level experience at the heart of literary publishing in the UK. Most recently, he founded Portobello Books in 2004, joined Scribe UK […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Sophie Lewis, translator

Sophie Lewis, where did you grow up? Have you always lived in London? I grew up in Islington in North London. I’m happy to call myself a born and bred Londoner, though my parents were […]

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Non Fiction

Review This Tilting World, Colette Fellous

BookBlast reviews This Tilting World by Colette Fellous, translated from French by Sophie Lewis “Tomorrow, yes, I will leave this house. I’ll abandon the village and the life here, all the faces that I love […]

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Interview Dina Nayeri, author

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Non Fiction

Review The Ungrateful Refugee, Dina Nayeri

BookBlast reviews The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri. A blend of memoir and reportage, it packs a powerful punch and should be recommended reading for secondary school aged children. “Unlike economic migrants, refugees have no […]