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Podcast

Podcast Bridging the Divide Translation and the Art of Empathy, season 2

Tune in and come on a literary adventure: hear the final eight episodes of the BookBlast Podcast series, Bridging the Divide: Translation and the Art of Empathy. Podcast interview Lars Mytting and his translator Deborah […]

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Fiction

Review The Fig Tree, Goran Vojnović

Lucy Popescu reviews The Fig Tree ahead of Goran Vojnović and his translator Olivia Hellewell discussing the effects of war on successive generations of a family marked by the disintegration of Yugoslavia, for The BookBlast® […]

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Fiction

Lucy Popescu reviews The White Dress, Nathalie Léger

Review of The White Dress by Nathalie Léger ahead of Lucy Popescu’s interview with translator Natasha Lehrer for The BookBlast® Podcast Bridging the Divide series. The White Dress is the final part of a trilogy […]

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Fiction

Lucy Popescu reviews The Blessed Rita, Tommy Wieringa

BookBlast review of The Blessed Rita (longlisted for the International Booker Prize) ahead of Lucy Popescu interviewing the author Tommy Wieringa & his translator Sam Garrett. The Blessed Rita is a compelling portrait of the […]

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Podcast

Podcast Bridging the Divide Translation and the Art of Empathy, season 1

HEAR the first seven episodes of the BookBlast Podcast series, Bridging the Divide: Translation and the Art of Empathy. When reading, do you “hear” the book as if it is being read to you by […]

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Non Fiction

Lucy Popescu reviews Tazmamart, Aziz BineBine

Tazmamart: 18 Years in Morocco’s Secret Prison by Aziz BineBine — beautifully translated by Lulu Norman — is a harrowing tale of endurance which offers a precise depiction of the grim life of a political […]

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News & Events

Spotlight BookBlast® Podcast series, Bridging the Divide, full listing

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

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Spotlight on Publishing

Spotlight Lucy Popescu at European Literature Days

European Literature Days, one of my favourite literary festivals, was held this year in Krems, lower Austria, and posed the question “What defines a good life?” Austrian heavyweight, Robert Menasse (whose satirical novel, The Capital, […]