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The Red Children by Maggie Gee Review
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Sharif Gemie reviews Be As Children, Vladimir Sharov

BookBlast review of Be Like Children by Vladimir Sharov, a finalist for the Russian Booker and Big Book awards. “My own experience has taught me that being at the centre of events makes you the […]

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Interview

Interview Justin David & Nathan Evans, Inkandescent

BookBlast catches up with Justin David, the publisher at www.inkandescent.co.uk and author of The Pharmacist and Kissing the Lizard ; and Nathan Evans, the editor at www.inkandescent.co.uk and author of Threads, CNUT and One Last Song.  […]

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Book Blasts Top 5 Reads from independent publisher Inkandescent

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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Interview

Interview Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Cassava Republic Press

Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, tell us a bit about your childhood and where you grew up.   It was a very privileged upbringing in the sense of growing up with a mother whose protective love and unquestioning […]

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Review The Settlement, Ruth Kirby-Smith

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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Podcast

Podcast Michèle Roberts, Franco-British novelist

BookBlast Podcast with Michèle Roberts, author of twelve highly-acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House which won the W.H. Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She is […]

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Extract Only the Dead: A Levantine Tragedy, T. J. Gorton

T. J. Gorton’s debut novel Only the Dead: A Levantine Tragedy was shortlisted for the Author’s Club First Novel Award in 2020. The narrative moves back and forth between civil war in Beirut and the […]

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Review Pomeranski, Gerald Jacobs

BookBlast reviews Pomeranski by Gerald Jacobs, a novel loosely based on his memories of Brixton in the 1950s and 1960s which was very different to the gentrified place it has become today. Now black-and grey-corporate […]