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Podcast

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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BookBlast® Archive

BB 10×10 Tour Waterstones Manchester, Michael Schmidt Jane Draycott Jenny Lewis

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

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News & Events

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 […]

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BookBlast® Archive

BB 10×10 Tour Waterstones Liverpool, Roh-Suan Tung Yan Ge Nicky Harman

At Waterstones Liverpool, on Thurs. 1 November at 6.30 p.m., Roh-Suan Tung @BalestierPress will chair the discussion with author @YanGeMay and her translator @NickyHarman_cn The talk has as its theme, #MeToo Moments: men misbehaving in […]

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BookBlast® Archive

BB 10×10 Tour Waterstones Norwich, Sam Jordison Alex Pheby Paul Stanbridge Paul Ewen

At Waterstones Norwich on Thurs 11 Oct  Sam Jordison will lead a discussion with authors Alex Pheby, Paul Stanbridge, Paul Ewen, with as its theme: All Hail the New Modernists! Experimentalism & Contemporary Literature  Book […]

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BookBlast® Archive

BB 10×10 Tour Waterstones Leeds, C D Rose Ian Duhig

At Waterstones Leeds, the third talk of the BookBlast® 10×10 tour, a nationwide celebration of independent publishing, Comma Press, based in Manchester, is featured. Their “Reading the City” series of collected writings takes the literary […]

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Interview

Robert Elms interviews Georgia de Chamberet, BBC Radio London

Georgia de Chamberet interviewed by Robert Elms for BBC Radio London about The BookBlast® 10×10 Tour in association with Waterstones.   Interview with Robert Elms, BBC Radio London   A carnival of authors, poets, translators […]

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Fiction

Review The 100 Best Novels in Translation, Boyd Tonkin

BookBlast reviews The 100 Best Novels in Translation edited by Boyd Tonkin, literary editor of The Independent newspaper from 1996 to 2013. “Since the ages of Enlightenment and Romanticism, the champions of translation – such […]

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Book Blasts Top 5 French Reads III

BookBlast’s Top 5 French Reads for this month is inspired by a recent trip to Paris. Literary flâneur that I am, I visited some of my favourite bookshops. Les librairies are plentiful and varied since […]

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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds X

  BookBlast’s Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds this month take in writing from Albania, Arabia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the Balkans, the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans, along with the Best of British crime, […]