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Review Love in Five Acts, Daniela Krien

BookBlast reviews Love in Five Acts by Daniela Krien translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch (MacLehose Press). Love in Five Acts could either strike a strong chord of recognition, inspire relief at being in […]

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Review The Eighth Life (for Brilka), Nino Haratischvili

BookBlast reviews the engrossing family saga, The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili, Georgian-born novelist, playwright and theatre director who lives and works in Hamburg. “I owe these lines to a century that cheated […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Charlotte Collins & Ruth Martin, translators

BookBlast interviews translators Ruth Martin & Charlotte Collins, in the form of a three-way Q&A, on publication of The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili Ruth Martin & Charlotte Collins, tell us a little […]


Interview Judith Uyterlinde & Lydia Unsworth, World Editions

BookBlast interviews Judith Uyterlinde (Publishing Director) & Lydia Unsworth (Editor-in-Chief) at World Editions as a three-way conversational Q&A. Are (were) your parents great readers? Tell us a bit about yourself. JUDITH (Publishing Director): My father […]

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C. J. Schüler reviews Go, Went, Gone, Jenny Erpenbeck

Freelance writer, journalist and cultural historian C. J. Schüler reviews Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck for BookBlast®. On 9 November, the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel published a list of 33,293 people who died trying to […]

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Non Fiction

Review Translation as Transhumance, Mireille Gansel

BookBlast Review of Translation as Transhumance by Mireille Gansel, translated from the French by Ros Schwartz (Les Fugitives). “In this beautiful memoir of a life lived in and through translation, Mireille Gansel defines the process […]

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Interview Meike Ziervogel, author

Novelist and founder-publisher of Peirene Press, Meike Ziervogel, came to London in 1986 to study Arabic language and literature, and received a BA and MA from SOAS. She speaks German, English, Arabic and French. She […]

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Review Ricarda Huch, The Last Summer

The Last Summer by Ricarda Huch, superbly translated by Jamie Bulloch, is a welcome rediscovered classic thanks to Peirene Press. “We aged a hundred years, and this Happened in a single hour: The short summer […]