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In Glad or Sorry Hours A Memoir Alastair Niven Review

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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Choix Goncourt UK Launch Spotlight

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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Susan Curtis Istros Books at Podgorica International Book Fair Spotlight

Susan Curtis visited Montenegro to attend the Podgorica International Book Fair in October 2019, and wrote a special report for BookBlast. The entrepreneurial founder CEO of Istros Books in London, she publishes translated literature from […]

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Philip Gwyn Jones Scribe UK Interview

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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Kim Oliver Literary Executor Interview

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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Euan Cameron Translator & Author Interview

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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Chip Martin Starhaven Press Interview

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 […]

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Kit Caless Influx Press Interview

BookBlast interview with Kit Caless, Influx Press Kit Caless, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers?  My mum has always read books, there were lots of books around her house […]

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European Literature Days Lucy Popescu Spotlight

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 […]