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Fiction

Monkey King Journey to the West Wu Cheng’en Review

Monkey King: Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en, in a new translation by Julia Lovell, is an acknowledged classic not only for children but adults too. The new Penguin Classics clothbound hardback edition is […]

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Bestseller Beka Adamashvili Review

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

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Podcast

Talking Thai with Narisa Chakrabongse, River Books Podcast

River Books, founder and CEO, Narisa Chakrabongse, talks about her unusual Thai-Russian-British background, being a foreigner living in a strange land, the family home, Chakrabongse Villas, a small boutique hotel in Bangkok, and of how […]

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Seven Terrors Selvedin Avdić Review

BookBlast reviews Seven Terrors, Selvedin Avdić trs. Coral Petkovich Foreword by Nick Lezard. Longlisted for the Dublin Impac Awards 2014, Shortlisted for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards 2013 (Istros Books)  “I noticed that […]

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Dew Angels Melanie Schwapp Review

Dew Angels is one of the best young adult novels I have read in a long time. It’s not just Melanie Schwapp’s strong, lucid writing; believable, engaging characters; compelling plotlines; and snappy pace, but also […]

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Lolita Vladimir Nabokov Explorations

“Lolita was rejected by four American publishers in 1954; published in Paris by The Olympia Press, September 1955; banned by the French government, December 1956; found “not objectionable” by U. S. Customs, February 1957; back […]