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Fiction
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Fiction

Review The Fool & Other Moral Tales, Anne Serre

Anne Serre is a remarkable and unusual writer; her pen a scalpel dissecting the human condition with painful precision. The Fool & Other Moral Tales – three novellas – is lyrical and disturbing, wonderful and […]

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Non Fiction

Review So It Goes – Travels in the Aran Isles, Xian and places in between, Nicolas Bouvier

BookBlast review of Travels in the Aran Isles, Xian and Places in Betwee by Nicolas Bouvier ahead of the BookBlast Podcast about the late Swiss author and his traveller’s tales. From The Scorpion-Fish by Nicolas […]

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Fiction

Henrietta Foster reviews The Mystery of Henri Pick, David Foenkinos

Henrietta Foster is an established journalist, TV producer and film-maker. Her latest film Beyond the Grace Note (Sky Arts) looks at some of the most remarkable and resilient female conductors, and the joys and challenges […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Sam Taylor, translator

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 wrote four novels, then translated my first […]

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Fiction

Review Winter in Sokcho, Elisa Shua Dusapin

Winter in Sokcho by French-Korean author Elisa Shua Dusapin — born to a French father and a South Korean mother like the heroine of her first novel — is the latest recently-published offering on our […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Aneesa Abbas Higgins, translator

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Non Fiction

Review Memories of Low Tide, Chantal Thomas

BookBlast reviews Memories of Low Tide, a lyrical, sensual memoir by Chantal Thomas, translated by Natasha Lehrer. Summer in Nice on the Côte d’Azur. After a blistering two months without rain there’s a violent storm. […]

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Translator Interviews
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Spotlight on Publishing

Spotlight Launch of the Choix Goncourt UK

The arrival of the Choix Goncourt in the UK was announced by Marina Warner, President of the Royal Society of Literature: “When the date of this event was set, nobody knew that a crucial election […]