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BookBlast Highlights from Beyond Words French Literature Festival
Spotlight on Publishing

Beyond Words French Literature Festival Spotlight

This year’s Beyond Words French Literature Festival at the Institut Français du Royaume Uni featured a great line-up from across the Channel. Throughout the week, the  Institut Français du Royaume Uni in South Kensington, London, was […]

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Douglas Suttle Fum d’Estampa Press Interview

BookBlast interview with Douglas Suttle founder of Fum d’Estampa Press Douglas Suttle, tell us a bit about your childhood and where you grew up. I grew up in a leafy suburb of south London before […]

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Fiction

Forty Lost Years Rosa Maria Arquimbau, Andrew McDougall Review

Andrew McDougall reviews Forty Lost Years by Rosa Maria Arquimbau for BookBlast. In translating the novel Forty Lost Years into English, Fum d’Estampa Press and Peter Bush have gifted Anglophone readers a forgotten gem of […]

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Fiction

Bestseller Beka Adamashvili Review

Georgia de Chamberet reviews Bestseller out with Dedalus Books to accompany the interview with Beka Adamashvili & translator Tamara Japaridze for BookBlast Podcast series,  Bridging the Divide. An entertaining mocking of literary aspirations, Beka Adamashvili’s […]

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Fiction

The Bell in the Lake Lars Mytting Review

Review by Rachel Goldblatt of The Bell in the Lake, to accompany Lars Mytting and his translator Deborah Dawkin discussing their collaboration for BookBlast® Podcast series Bridging the Divide. “And this also”, said Marlow suddenly, […]

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Non Fiction

Mazel Tov J.S. Margot, Henrietta Foster Review

Henrietta Foster reviews Mazel Tov by J S Margot ahead of the first two live podcast recordings of the 15-part weekly Bridging The Divide series. In Ep. 1, J S Margot discusses navigating clashing cultures […]

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Translator Interviews

Sam Taylor Translator Interview

BookBlast interview with award-winning translator, Sam Taylor Sam Taylor, tell us a little bit about yourself I grew up in England, worked as a journalist on The Observer for eight years, moved to France and […]