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Top 10 Black Classics for Independent Minds Book Blast Presents

BookBlast’s Top 10 Black Classics are not only for independent discerning minds but also the curious, general reader. Prejudice is a result of ignorance. The prolific outpouring of support in the press, book trade newsletters […]

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Top 5 Nature Books to Transform Social Isolating Book Blast Presents

  BookBlast’s Top 5 Nature Books to transform social isolating at home into awe and wonder at the complexity and radiance of nature’s abundance and beauty. Never has the word “social” been more used, just […]

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Top 10 Reads for Self-isolating Minds Book Blast Presents

As a deadly virus strikes, we hope our Top 10 Reads will provide some solace and a change of ideas, however isolated we might feel! According to HISTORY UK, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, […]

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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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Slovak Novels by Balla, Kovalyk, Dobrakovová Review

Lucy Popescu rounds up three Slovak novels giving BookBlast an exclusive flavour of what’s on offer from Slovak authors on tour as part of the Raising the Velvet Curtain festival of literature. Balla, Uršuľa Kovalyk […]

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Top 5 Reads from Central Eastern Europe Book Blast Presents

BookBlast’s Top 5 Reads from Central Eastern Europe for Independent Minds showcases contemporary literature in translation from Central & Eastern Europe which carries a stark warning against the consequences of ignorance and organized forgetting under […]

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Nicky Harman Discusses Translating China Podcast

Nicky Harman, translator, discusses translating China with BookBlast Podcast host Georgia de Chamberet, on the launch of online magazine Paper Republic’s roundup of new books in English translation. Their 2018 roll call features thirty-three novels, […]

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Read the World with MacLehose Press 5 Notable Writers Spotlight

Read the World with MacLehose Press which specialises in the very best translated literary and crime fiction. If words can offer new worlds, you will find them in the pages of the books by the […]

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Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XIV Book Blast Presents

  Our Book Blast top 10 reads to see us out of the old, into the new, year, feature superb writing from China, fin-de-siècle Paris, the Middle East, Istanbul by way of New York, Switzerland […]

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Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds III Book Blast Presents

The Book Blast Top 5 Reads monthly feature rounds up five eclectic reads from France, Italy, New York and the Indian Ocean.  Little by Edward Carey (Sunday Times Book of the Year) “In the same […]