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4Translation

Top 5 French Reads IV Book Blast Presents

BookBlast’s top 5 French reads creating a buzz across the Channel is accompanied by bittersweet news. Over 600 small businesses have been destroyed or damaged in Paris alone since the yellow vests protests at the […]

2018 Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation bookblast diary
Spotlight on Publishing

Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation 2018 Spotlight

“Judging the 2018 Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize was a most enriching experience. It reminded me that literature can be a force for good – no bad thing! We need to be shocked out of a comfortable […]

bookblast top ten reads nov_dec 2018
Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XIV Book Blast Presents

  Our Book Blast top 10 reads to see us out of the old, into the new, year, feature superb writing from China, fin-de-siècle Paris, the Middle East, Istanbul by way of New York, Switzerland […]

bookblast august 2018 top five reads
Reading Lists

Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds I Book Blast Presents

Book Blasts Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds this month showcases Ariel Khan, Teresa Solana, Fred D’Aguiar, Marinko Koščec, Oliver Bottini. There’s much excitement here at BB HQ about the 10×10 tour of superb independent […]

bookblast april 2018 top ten reads
Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds X Book Blast Presents

  Book Blast 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 […]

bookblasts top ten reads jan 2018
Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds VII Book Blast Presents

  The Book Blast New Year round up of eclectic top ten reads for independent minds will delight and inspire you! Happy new year, bonne année, felice anno nuovo, feliz año nuevo, ευτυχισμένο το νέο […]

bookblast diary top 5 french reads january 2018
4Translation

Top 5 French Reads II Book Blast Presents

New year, new in from France: here is the BookBlast list of top 5 French reads creating a buzz across the Channel, found for translation into English.  I, Self, Me: social media and the human […]

bookblast december top ten reads
Explorations

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds VI Book Blast Presents

BookBlast Top 10 reads for December: a time of merry abandon, or seasonal reflection? Our round up of eclectic reads to delight and inspire you takes in both . . . Happy Christmas! @bookblast Black […]

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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 […]

bookblast diary top ten reads july 2017
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. […]