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The Last One Fatima Daas Review

An autobiographical first novel, The Last One tells the story of Fatima and her family. The confusing polarities between different worlds and cultures that are portrayed sparked an intense Media debate in France. Although based […]

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Turf Wars (2) Olivier Norek Review

Turf Wars is the second of Olivier Norek’s true-grit Captain Coste trilogy set in the banlieues of Paris. Norek has an unusual C.V. Born in Toulouse in 1975, he worked for a humanitarian charity in […]

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The King’s Fool Mahi Binebine Review

Throughout history, the king’s fool has had a distinct, privileged and vital role to play at royal courts. Mahi Binebine’s fool is contemporary, even though the story reads as though it happened in a distant […]

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The Last Days of Ellis Island Gaëlle Josse & Ellis Island Malgorzata Szejnert Review

BookBlast reviews two books that each give a different take on getting through the gateway to the Promised Land that was the United States a century ago: The Last Days of Ellis Island by Gaëlle […]

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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 […]

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Bridging the Divide series, Full Listing, BookBlast Podcast

Bridging the Divide: Translation & the Art of Empathy, a new BookBlast® Podcast series Thursday 30 July, 5 pm: A ground-breaking weekly podcast series kicks off, championing independent publishers committed to publishing writing in translation; […]