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Podcast Maggie Gee, novelist & professor of creative writing

Maggie Gee OBE FRSL, novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She was born to working-class parents, and climbed into an uneasy place between classes. She won a major open scholarship to […]

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Podcast Translator Nicky Harman Discusses Translating China

Celebrating this year’s Chinese New Year of the Pig, I discuss translating China with Nicky Harman on the launch of online magazine Paper Republic’s roundup of the most recent publications in English translation. Their 2018 […]

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Podcast Andrew Crumey, author

Andrew Crumey: “Art is the expression of value and science is the explanation of phenomena . . . I’m interested in the borderline of the explanatory and the expressive.” Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, A.L. Kennedy, […]

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BB Archive The BookBlast 10×10 Tour assoc Waterstones, it’s a wrap!

The inaugural BookBlast 10×10 Tour in association with Waterstones booksellers was wrapped up on a night of political disunity and meltdown as Brexit hit the road. So we were only too relieved to be hosting […]

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Podcast The BookBlast 10×10 Tour assoc Waterstones, ep 1

Since The BookBlast 10×10 Tour hit the road, we still have 3 events to go, storytelling and showcasing small, risk-taking publishers who fill a unique niche in discovering talent, enriching our literary culture. Starting from […]