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Rachel Goldblatt Dispatches from the Intern’s Desk Spotlight

Starting a new job in the middle of a global pandemic is not something many people would find enviable, though I was obviously delighted for the opportunity as so many others were being furloughed. When […]

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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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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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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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Toby Litt Author Interview

Book Blast interview with Toby Litt, the British writer, mentor and academic based at the University of Southampton. How has Ampthill changed from when you were growing up there in the 1970s? When I was […]

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Wrestliana Toby Litt Review

“I decided to write a book about William, and to pay tribute to him by calling it Wrestliana. By doing this, I would explicitly take William on, on his home ground. Because all of this […]

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Gabriel Josipovici Author & Critic Interview

BookBlast interview with Gabriel Josipovici, the pre-eminent British novelist, short story writer, critic, literary theorist, playwright, and a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement. You were born during World War Two in Occupied France, […]

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The Second Republic of Consciousness Prize Spotlight

Now in its second year, The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses is making waves and highlighting the superb and genuinely original writing being published by diverse independent publishers. “Most writers make less than […]

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Andrew Harmon Theatre Director & Writing Coach Interview

Book Blast actively collaborates with colleagues across the Atlantic on editorial and translation projects. Its digital publishing programme sees titles published with Amazon, Kobo and Google worldwide. So we are featuring reviews, Q&As and podcasts […]

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Sparring with Hemingway Robert Ruark 1954-55 BB Archive

An article about sparring with Hemingway and the stamina required to be a writer fell out of Gael Elton Mayo’s copy of Robert Ruark’s Something of Value while rearranging the overfilled bookshelves in the hallway […]