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Spotlight on Publishing

Beyond Words Festival of French Literature London SW7 Spotlight

The second Beyond Words Festival of French Literature at the Institut français in London brings to life the way in which cafés, books and debate are a mainstay of French culture in a uniquely seductive […]

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Explorations

Autumn Reads for Independent Minds Book Blast Presents

Our Book Blast Presents seasonal round up of Autumn Reads for Independent Minds is underpinned by a core belief that good writing and good ideas of all kinds make the world go round, giving context […]

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BookBlast Estates

Gael Elton Mayo Letter from Madrid 1953 BB Archive

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer, artist, and contributor to Harpers & Queen, Apollo, Interiors, Observer, first wrote a column while living in Spain in the 1950s for The Spanish-American Courier. This article came out […]

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BookBlast® Archive

The Dandy at Dusk Philip Mann News Archive

Media Release The Dandy at Dusk: Taste and Melancholy in the Twentieth Century by Philip Mann. The Dandy at Duskis more than just a chronicle of dandyism and decadence from Regency England to the late […]

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Fiction

Virginie Despentes Vernon Subutex 1 Review

First novel Baise-moi (Fuck Me) by Virginie Despentes was an overnight sensation in France, selling 50,000 copies for éditions Florent Massot in 1994 before being picked up by éditions Grasset and J’ai Lu. Today sales […]

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Translator Interviews

Frank Wynne Translator Interview

Book Blast interviews Frank Wynne, award-winning translator Frank Wynne, tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Sligo, Ireland and while I was a good student, and a precociously gifted musician, I […]

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Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds I Book Blast Presents

BookBlast® presents the first of its monthly Top 10 reads for Independent Minds, showcasing the internationalist diversity of indie publishers. There’s something for everyone – enjoy! Fantasy & Shamanism Lin Man-Chiu, The Ventriloquist’s Daughter (trs. […]

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BookBlast® Archive

Paul Muldoon,Sadie & the Sadists Book Launch News Archive

Eyewear Book Launch: Paul Muldoon: Sadie and the Sadists Launch @TrumanBrewery @RoughTradeEast  Tonight’s your chance to catch the legendary Paul Muldoon performing from a new @EyewearBooks collection @RoughTrade East @TrumanBrewery 91 Brick Lane, London E1 […]

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Interview

Ra Page Comma Press Interview

Book Blast interview with Ra Page, the CEO and Founder of Comma Press, who has edited over twenty anthologies. Ra Page, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers? Absolutely, both […]

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Fiction

Protest! Stories of Resistance (ed.) Ra Page Review

Protest! Stories of Resistance is a superb anthology edited by Ra Page, CEO and Founder of Comma Press. He has edited over twenty anthologies. “Our own, personal experience of the event – as it unfolded […]