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International Translation Day News Archive

International Translation Day 2015, held at the British Library, opened with buzzing euphoria. It is rare for a single book, let alone a translation, to generate such widespread excitement across the publishing industry. Joel Dicker’s […]

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On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life News Archive

On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life, a collection of autobiographical writings by the travel writer Lesley Blanch, opens The Authors’ Club autumn season of events with Georgia de Chamberet discussing the life […]

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Ways With Words Book Festival News Archive

Ways With Words Book Festival in Devon has been held annually for about two decades. It is extremely well run by friendly staff and the surroundings are idyllic. I stayed in a comfortable double room […]

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The Boom in Literary Festivals Spotlight

Literary Festivals are a key component of book promotion. Gone are the days when an author’s book promotion was simply about having a launch party, doing a few press and radio interviews, some bookshop signings […]

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Tibetan & Himalayan Healing: An Anthology for Anthony Aris, published by Vajra Books, Kathmandu, was launched on Anthony’s birthday. “Authors get the light, publishers stay in the shade – a famous twinned Tibetan concept, nyin […]

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James Reed CBE Book Launch News Archive

James Reed, CBE, had fun putting together his book Review Why You? 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again largely by means of crowd sourcing, since thousands of interviewers and interviewees were surveyed. The book […]

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International Womens Day News Archive

As the highlight of this special event being held at Waterstones in Broad Street, Oxford, for International Womens Day, Elisa Segrave examines stories from her mother’s hitherto hidden wartime experiences at Bletchley Park, Bomber Command […]