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BookBlast® Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XV Book Blast Presents

  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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Choix Goncourt UK Launch Spotlight

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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Lucy Popescu at European Literature Days Spotlight

Lucy Popescu heads to European Literature Days in Austria, and writes a special report for Book Blast. European Literature Days, one of my favourite literary festivals, was held this year in Krems, lower Austria, and […]

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

The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation launched in 2017 with the aim of addressing the gender imbalance in translated literature. A recent report by Nielsen Book shows that translated literary fiction makes up 5.5% […]