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Interview

Florent Massot, independent publisher Interview

Independent publisher, Florent Massot, the visionary maverick who first published Virginie Despentes and Valérie Trierweiler; Kurt Cobain and Mike Tyson in French, talks to Georgia de Chamberet. Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Despentes, his first hit […]

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Top 5 Reads from Grub Street Reading Lists

Writing is a tiring business requiring energy and sustaining snacks. Chekhov had a weakness for oysters, Proust knocked back espressos, Sartre went nuts for halva and H. P. Lovecraft relished spaghetti bolognese smothered in parmesan […]

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Explorations

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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A Tribute to Anthony Aris BB Archive

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 BB Archive

James Reed, CBE, had fun putting together his book 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 includes […]

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Explorations

Translation in the UK: Boom Not Bust Spotlight

Translation in the UK In a piece for The Swedish Book Review published in 1997, I stated that, “Roughly 3% of the titles published in the UK every year are translations (as opposed to 30-40% […]

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Interview

Duncan Fallowell, author Interview

Duncan Fallowell is an English novelist, travel writer and critic. He has also worked with the German group, Can, on musical projects. How to Disappear: A Memoir for Misfits − described as ‘brilliant and haunting’ […]

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International Womens Day 2015 BB 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 […]