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Non Fiction

The Last Days of Ellis Island Gaëlle Josse & Ellis Island Malgorzata Szejnert Review

BookBlast reviews two books that each give a different take on getting through the gateway to the Promised Land that was the United States a century ago: The Last Days of Ellis Island by Gaëlle […]

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Fiction

Vernon Subutex 3 Virginie Despentes Review

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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BookBlast® Podcast

Bridging the Divide series Season 2 BookBlast Podcast

Tune in for a literary adventure and relish the final eight episodes of the BookBlast Podcast series, Bridging the Divide: Translation and the Art of Empathy. Podcast interview Lars Mytting and his translator Deborah Dawkin […]

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Fiction

Theatre of War Andrea Jeftanovic, Andrew McDougall Review

Andrea Jeftanovic’s Theatre of War takes place over three acts and many scenes, and is acted out on various stages. True to its title, this is theatre in the shape of a novel, with the […]

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Fiction

Bestseller Beka Adamashvili Review

Georgia de Chamberet reviews Bestseller out with Dedalus Books to accompany the interview with Beka Adamashvili & translator Tamara Japaridze for BookBlast Podcast series,  Bridging the Divide. An entertaining mocking of literary aspirations, Beka Adamashvili’s […]

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Fiction

The Fig Tree Goran Vojnović Review

This review of The Fig Tree by Goran Vojnović accompanies Lucy Popescu‘s interview with him and his translator Olivia Hellewell discussing the effects of war on successive generations of a family marked by the disintegration […]

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Fiction

The White Dress Nathalie Léger Review

The Book Blast review of The White Dress by Nathalie Léger accompanies Lucy Popescu‘s interview with translator Natasha Lehrer for The BookBlast® Podcast Bridging the Divide series. The White Dress is the final part of […]

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Fiction

A Musical Offering Luis Sagasti, Victor Meadowcroft Review

A Musical Offering is Argentinian author Luis Sagasti’s second novel to appear in English. His first, Fireflies (also published by Charco Press and reviewed for The BookBlast Diary) saw translator Fionn Petch nominated for a […]

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Fiction

The Blessed Rita Tommy Wieringa Review

The Book Blast review of The Blessed Rita (longlisted for the International Booker Prize) by Tommy Wieringa accompanies Lucy Popescu‘s interview with translator Sam Garrett for The BookBlast® Podcast Bridging the Divide series. The Blessed […]

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Non Fiction

On Terrorism Tahar Ben Jelloun Review

BookBlast review of On Terrorism: Conversations with My Daughter to accompany Georgia de Chamberet’s interview Tahar Ben Jelloun in French & in English, voice-over by Issa Naseri, for the BookBlast Podcast series, Bridging the Divide.  […]