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Leila Sackur Dispatches from the Intern’s Desk Spotlight

Leila Sackur graduated in History from the University of Cambridge where she was involved in the student press and politics. She is interested in everyday life, gentrification and urban space,  and is looking to start […]

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Andrew Crumey Author Podcast

BookBlast Podcast with Andrew Crumey, author Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, A.L. Kennedy, Allan Massie, Val McDermid, Andrew O’Hagan, Ian Rankin, Ali Smith, Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner . . . the list of fine Scottish writers […]

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BookBlast Waterstones 10×10 Tour, it’s a wrap! News Archive

The inaugural BookBlast Waterstones 10×10 Tour 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 the concluding event of […]

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Jane Draycott, Jenny Lewis 10×10 Tour BookBlast Waterstones Manchester

 At Waterstones Manchester on Thurs. 8 November at 6.30 p.m., Michael Schmidt, CEO founder-director of Carcanet will chair the discussion with poets Jane Draycott and Jenny Lewis. Talk theme: Claiming the Great Tradition: Women Recalibrate […]

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Translator Interviews

Jane Draycott Poet & Translator Interview

BookBlast interviews poet & translator, Jane Draycott Jane Draycott, tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a poet who’s come late to translation and I wish I’d started much much sooner. I teach on […]

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BookBlast Waterstones 10×10 Tour Podcast ep 1

Since the BookBlast Waterstones 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 […]

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Yan Ge, Nicky Harman 10×10 Tour BookBlast Waterstones Liverpool

At Waterstones Liverpool, on Thurs. 1 November at 6.30 p.m., Roh-Suan Tung will chair the discussion with author Yan Ge May and her translator Nicky Harman. Talk theme: #MeToo Moments: men misbehaving in China. Book […]

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Aliyah Holder, Nafeesa Hamid 10×10 Tour BookBlast Waterstones Birmingham

At Waterstones Birmingham, the eighth talk of the BookBlast® 10×10 tour, a nationwide celebration of independent publishing, features Saqi Books. Founded in 1983 in London, Saqi Books is an independent publishing house of quality general […]

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