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Stranger to the Moon Evelio Rosero, Victor Meadowcroft Review

Evelio Rosero’s chilling dystopian parable, Stranger to the Moon, is like the detailed, imaginative nightmare of a fantastic surrealist painting by Max Ernst, populated by the bizarre and often monstrous figures of a creation by […]

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Kokoschka’s Doll Afonso Cruz, Andrew McDougall Review

Andrew McDougall reviews for BookBlast Kokoschka’s Doll by Afonso Cruz, translated by Rahul Bery. A surreal, poignant and , vertiginous reflection on the nature of the universe, life’s coincidences and the human condition. “I’m writing […]

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Havana Year Zero Karla Suárez & Fate Jorge Consiglio Review

Andrew McDougall, translator from Portuguese and Spanish, reviews Havana Year Zero by Karla Suárez & Fate by Jorge Consiglio for BookBlast. Havana Year Zero by Karla Suárez, translated by Christina MacSweeney, is a brilliant, intense […]

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Crocodile Tears Mercedes Rosende Review

BookBlast reviews Crocodile Tears by Mercedes Rosende, a dark tale about systemic corruption and criminality fuelled by poverty. A leading woman crime writer in Uruguay, she  has won multiple book awards. The only other literature […]

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Tim Gutteridge Translator Interview

Book Blast interview with translator Tim Gutteridge Tim Gutteridge, tell us a little bit about yourself I was born and brought up in Scotland but I live in Cadiz, in the south of Spain, with […]

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A Musical Offering Luis Sagasti, Victor Meadowcroft Review

A Musical Offering is Argentinian author Luis Sagasti’s second novel to appear in English. His first, Fireflies (also published by Charco Press and reviewed for The BookBlast Diary) saw translator Fionn Petch nominated for a […]

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The Triumph of Ecuadorian Fiction, Victor Meadowcroft Spotlight

Victor Meadowcroft’s exclusive feature for BookBlast, A Literary Eruption: The Triumph of Ecuadorian Fiction. In his collection of dispatches from “the new Latin America” entitled How to Travel Without Seeing (trs. Jeffrey Lawrence), celebrated Spanish-Argentine author […]