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Spotlight on Publishing

Leila Sackur Dispatches from the Intern’s Desk Spotlight

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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Fiction

The Eighth Life (for Brilka) Nino Haratischvili Review

BookBlast reviews epic 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 and […]

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Translator Interviews

Charlotte Collins, Ruth Martin Translators Interview

Book Blast interviews translators Ruth Martin & Charlotte Collins, in the form of a three-way Q&A, on publication of epic family saga The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili Ruth Martin & Charlotte Collins, […]

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BookBlast® Interview

Philip Gwyn Jones Scribe UK Interview

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

Sophie Lewis Translator Interview

BookBlast 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 […]

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Non Fiction

This Tilting World, Colette Fellous Review

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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BookBlast® Interview

Dina Nayeri Author Interview

Book Blast interview with author, Dina Nayeri Dina Nayeri, where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Tehran, lived in Isfahan until I was eight, then spent sixteen months […]

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Non Fiction

The Ungrateful Refugee, Dina Nayeri Review

Book Blast review of 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. Dina Nayeri describes her […]