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Inkandescent Publishing Top 5 Reads Book Blast Presents

East London-based independent publisher Inkandescent “was ‘founded by outsiders for outsiders’ to celebrate original and diverse talent and to publish voices and stories the mainstream neglects – specifically those of the working class and financially […]

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Fiction

Dreamtime Venetia Welby Review

Venetia Welby’s futuristic second novel, Dreamtime, has an altogether different atmosphere and resonance to her first, Mother of Darkness, set in London’s Soho. Both novels, however, feature central characters in crisis seeking to put themselves […]

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The Settlement Ruth Kirby-Smith Review

BookBlast Review of The Settlement by Ruth Kirby-Smith, set in Ireland in 1921 when trouble flares up after partition under British law by the Government of Ireland Act which created Northern Ireland.. “He stood at […]

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Non Fiction

Negative Capability A Diary of Survival Michèle Roberts Review

Negative Capability: A Diary of Surviving gives the reader something really special. Michèle Roberts’ intimate, candid writing is underpinned by a dry humour, wry observations, and a poignant strain of melancholy perfect for our time. […]

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Fiction

Madeleine Euan Cameron Review

Book Blast reviews Euan Cameron’s novel Madeleine. Madeleine is a perfectly-formed, psychologically acute first novel of love and war, shameful secrets and cowardly treachery. Euan Cameron’s prose sparkles with unsettling beauty and intelligence as he […]

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Spotlight Jonathan Coe, Olivia Rosenthal, Claudia Durastanti French Literature Festival, pt 1

I was delighted to be invited along to some of the key talks held at this year’s French Literature Festival at the French Institute in South Kensington. ‘Beyond Words French Literature Festival’ has become ‘The […]

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Maggie Gee Novelist & Creative Writing Coach Podcast

BookBlast Podcast brings you Maggie Gee OBE FRSL, novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She was born to working-class parents, and climbed into an uneasy place between classes. She won a […]

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Kit Caless Influx Press Interview

BookBlast interview with Kit Caless, Influx Press Kit Caless, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers?  My mum has always read books, there were lots of books around her house […]

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Anthony Gardner Author Interview

Book Blast interviews Anthony Gardner, author Anthony Gardner, how did it feel to grow up between Ireland and England? I was in London until the age of ten, and then in Tipperary with school and […]