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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XV

  BookBlast’s Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds to end the year offers a smorgasbord of brain food, bringing you a medley of writing and ideas by way of France, Germany, Mexico, Romania and true-grit […]

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Spotlight on Publishing

Spotlight Launch of the Choix Goncourt UK

The arrival of the Choix Goncourt in the UK was announced by Marina Warner, President of the Royal Society of Literature: “When the date of this event was set, nobody knew that a crucial election […]

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Spotlight on Publishing

Spotlight Lucy Popescu at European Literature Days

European Literature Days, one of my favourite literary festivals, was held this year in Krems, lower Austria, and posed the question “What defines a good life?” Austrian heavyweight, Robert Menasse (whose satirical novel, The Capital, […]

The 2019 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation bookblast diary
Spotlight on Publishing

Spotlight The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

Translation is no longer marginalised as it once was, with its advocates being viewed as quirky oddballs lacking commercial sense and sensibility. The number of independent presses publishing translated literature in the UK has greatly […]