Viva BookBlast! | est. 1997

The BookBlast® Diary The BookBlast® Diary is representative of the ideas and principles that are core to the philosophy of BookBlast®. Since 2015, we have showcased independent trade publishing and world writing in translation with a special focus on France. We feature exclusive in-depth interviews and podcasts with a carefully curated selection of authors, poets, … Continue reading Viva BookBlast! | est. 1997

Interview | David Henningham, co-founder, Henningham Family Press | Indie Publisher of the Week

Are (were) your parents great readers? Tell us a bit about yourself. My Mum is a big reader of Crime Fiction. It helped her solve a real life crime while she was working in a Kenyan orphanage a few years ago. They were both “people of The Book,” hosting Parish Bible studies. This made them … Continue reading Interview | David Henningham, co-founder, Henningham Family Press | Indie Publisher of the Week

Interview | Paul Ewen, author

Meet Paul Ewen in person at the 10×10 Tour event, Waterstones, Castle Street, Norwich 6.30 p.m. Thursday 11 OCT. His latest novel Forbidden Line,  Francis Plug: Writer in Residence is published today, 4 October. Theme: All Hail the New Modernists! Experimentalism & Contemporary Literature. With Sam Jordison from Galley Beggar Press, chair, and authors Alex … Continue reading Interview | Paul Ewen, author

BookBlasts® | Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds | September 2018

This month’s top 5 reads features titles by some of the #indiepubs being showcased in the  #bookblast10x10tour at talks being held in Waterstones’ flagship stores across the regions of England. Starting from Gower Street we have visited Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham so far . . . and will be in Brighton next week Thursday, and Norwich … Continue reading BookBlasts® | Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds | September 2018

BookBlasts® | Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds | July 2018

This month’s top 10 reads come late since preparations for the hugely exciting  #bookblast10x10tour have eaten up time . . . we bring you a sequel to the lodestar of Modernist writing, mind games, posh boys, big spenders and African dreamers, among other delights. Listing in alphabetical order according to publisher @carcanet @HenninghamPress @maclehosepress @myriadeditions … Continue reading BookBlasts® | Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds | July 2018