Review Thirsty Sea, Erica Mou

BookBlast review of debut novel Thirsty Sea by Italian singer-songwriter Erica Mou (trs. Clarissa Botsford). Erica wrote this book at the kitchen table of her rented accommodation in London. The image maybe be near-perfect but […]


Interview Justin David & Nathan Evans, Inkandescent

BookBlast catches up with Justin David, the publisher at and author of The Pharmacist and Kissing the Lizard ; and Nathan Evans, the editor at and author of Threads, CNUT and One Last Song.  […]


Andrew McDougall reviews Kokoschka’s Doll, Afonso Cruz

Andrew McDougall reviews Kokoschka’s Doll by Afonso Cruz, translated by Rahul Bery: a surreal, poignant and sometimes dizzying reflection on the nature of the universe, life’s coincidences and, of course, the human condition. “I’m writing […]


Review Your Feet Will Lead You Where your Heart Is, Bakwa Books

The ten young writers from Cameroon and Nigeria showcased in the bilingual anthology out with Bakwa Books, Your Feet Will Lead You Where your Heart Is (Le Crépuscule des âmes sœurs), edited by Dzekashu Macviban […]


Review Bestseller, Beka Adamashvili

Georgia de Chamberet reviews Bestseller out with Dedalus Books, ahead of interviewing Beka Adamashvili & translator Tamara Japaridze for the BookBlast Podcast Bridging the Divide series. An entertaining mocking of literary aspirations, Beka Adamashvili’s novel, […]

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

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Reading Lists

Review Lucy Popescu rounds up 3 novels by Slovak authors

Lucy Popescu gives BookBlast an exclusive flavour of what’s on offer in her three-novel roundup by Slovak authors by Slovak authors featured as part of the Raising the Velvet Curtain festival of literature. Balla, Uršuľa […]


Interview Ivana Dobrakovová, author

Ivana Dobrakovová, where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Czechoslovakia, in Bratislava, and I grew up there as well, in a very nice residential district above the castle. […]

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Interview Dina Nayeri, author

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Review Bindlestiff, Wayne Holloway

BookBlast reviews Bindlestiff, Wayne Holloway’s satirical exposure of what lies behind the Hollywood dream and the image on screen. “So, you get the picture. A town with a lot of flashing red lights floating above […]