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The Dawn of Language Sverker Johansson Review

The Dawn of Language: The Story of How We Came to Talk by Sverker Johansson adroitly translated by Frank Perry, weighs in at over 400 pages.  The Great Simplifiers Each month produces a new crop […]

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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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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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Top 10 Black Classics for Independent Minds Book Blast Presents

BookBlast’s Top 10 Black Classics are not only for independent discerning minds but also the curious, general reader. Prejudice is a result of ignorance. The prolific outpouring of support in the press, book trade newsletters […]

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Top 10 Reads for Self-isolating Minds Book Blast Presents

As a deadly virus strikes, we hope our Top 10 Reads will provide some solace and a change of ideas, however isolated we might feel! According to HISTORY UK, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, […]

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Slovak Novels by Balla, Kovalyk, Dobrakovová Review

Lucy Popescu rounds up three Slovak novels giving BookBlast an exclusive flavour of what’s on offer from Slovak authors on tour as part of the Raising the Velvet Curtain festival of literature. Balla, Uršuľa Kovalyk […]


Ivana Dobrakovová Author Interview

Book Blast interview with author Ivana Dobrakovová 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 […]