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Non Fiction

Review In the Line of Fire, Antony Thomas

Antony Thomas was making documentary films at a time in film and TV when leading producers and executives were backed by their organizations, could stand by their principles and get films made. Three very different […]

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Fiction

Review Monkey King: Journey to the West, Wu Cheng’en

Monkey King: Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en, in a new translation by Julia Lovell, is an acknowledged classic not only for children but adults too. The new Penguin Classics clothbound hardback edition is […]

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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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Fiction

Review Fox, Anthony Gardner

BookBlast reviews Fox by Anthony Gardner, a fast-paced and entertaining topical satire on our surveillance society and the British government’s tendency to grovel to global superpowers. “Frank and Anna’s day was one of mixed fortunes. […]

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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XIV

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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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BB Archive BookBlast® 10×10 Tour 2018 Kickstarter Campaign

The BookBlast® celebration of independent publishing was kicked off online via the BookBlast Diary in 2016 to showcase daring, risk-taking small publishers who fill a unique niche discovering talent, publishing authentic and offbeat books which […]

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Spotlight Catalogue BookBlast® 10×10 Tour A Celebration of Independent Publishing

The BookBlast® 10×10 Tour 2018, A Celebration of Independent Publishing Tour dates: 11 Sept-15 Nov. We’ve worked over the past year on this exciting tour. Now it’s time to get on the road!  10 independent […]

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  NEWS & EVENTS THE BOOKBLAST® 10×10 TOUR A CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING 11 SEPT – 15 NOV 2018 A Nationwide Festival of Independent Publishing! Book Info & Authors  A carnival of authors, poets, translators […]

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BB Archive The BookBlast® 10×10 Tour assoc Waterstones

NEWS & EVENTS THE BOOKBLAST® 10×10 TOUR A CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING 11 SEPT – 15 NOV 2018 A Nationwide Festival of Independent Publishing! A carnival of authors, poets, translators and publishers, under the banner […]