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Review In Glad or Sorry Hours a memoir, Alastair Niven

BookBlast reviews In Glad or Sorry Hours, a memoir by Alastair Niven OBE LVO Hon FRS, formerly Director General of The Africa Centre, Director of Literature at the Arts Council of Great Britain and of […]

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Spotlight Launch of the Choix Goncourt UK

The arrival of the Choix Goncourt in the UK was announced by Marina Warner, President of the Royal Society of Literature: “When the date of this event was set, nobody knew that a crucial election […]

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Spotlight Susan Curtis Istros Books, Podgorica International Book Fair

Susan Curtis recently visited Montenegro to attend The Podgorica International Book Fair, 1-5 October, 2019, and wrote a special report for BookBlast. The entrepreneurial founder and MD of Istros Books in London, she publishes translated […]

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Interview Philip Gwyn Jones, Scribe UK

BookBlast interviews editor and publisher, Philip Gwyn Jones, who has over 25 years’ high-level experience at the heart of literary publishing in the UK. Most recently, he founded Portobello Books in 2004, joined Scribe UK […]

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Interview Kim Oliver, Literary Executor

BookBlast interviews Kim Oliver, Kamala Markandaya’s daughter and literary executor, following our review of post-colonial classic, The Nowhere Man. Where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Lewisham in […]

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Interview Euan Cameron, author & translator

BookBlast interviews publisher, translator & book reviewer, Euan Cameron, whose first novel Madeleine is just published. Euan Cameron, where were you born, and where did you grow up?  Born in London, but I grew up […]

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Interview Chip Martin, Starhaven Press

Chip Martin, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers? My mother read novels considered important in America of her era. She wanted to be an actress, and one of my earliest […]

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Interview Kit Caless, Influx Press

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Lucy Popescu at European Literature Days, Austria

Lucy Popescu heads to European Literature Days in Austria, and discovers how the exuberant 10th anniversary of a small European literary festival, Literaturhaus Europa, held in the Wachau region, throws into sharp relief the cultural […]