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Venice Noir Isabella Panfido Review

BookBlast reviews Venice Noir: The Dark History of the Lagoons by Venetian writer, cultural journalist and radio presenter, Isabella Panfido, translated by Christine Donougher. Winner of the Latisana per il Nord-Est Prize and the Gambrinus […]

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Ben Pastor Novelist Interview

BookBlast interviews Ben Pastor, novelist  Ben Pastor, where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Rome, and grew up in the hill country southeast of the city. Ten elements […]

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A Man of Genius Janet Todd Review

Janet Todd’s first work of fiction, A Man of Genius published by Bitter Lemon Press, is elegant and compelling. “She knew her love was flecked with revulsion, both from him and from herself – for […]

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Oh, Freedom! Francesco d’Adamo Review

Oh, Freedom!, winner of the Premio Asti D’Appello Junior, is an engrossing adventure story about a family of runaway slaves in the USA in 1860. “I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, […]

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Siân Williams Translator Interview

Book Blast interview with Siân Williams, translator Siân Williams, tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a translator and the founder of The Children’s Bookshow, a national tour of writers and illustrators of children’s […]