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Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XIV Book Blast Presents

  Our Book Blast top 10 reads to see us out of the old, into the new, year, feature superb writing from China, fin-de-siècle Paris, the Middle East, Istanbul by way of New York, Switzerland […]

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Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds XI Book Blast Presents

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Viviana Prado-Núñez Author Interview

BookBlast Interview with author Viviana Prado-Núñez Viviana Prado-Núñez, where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and lived in Gurabo until I was five. After […]

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Fireflies Luis Sagasti Review

Book Blast reviews Fireflies by Luis Sagasti, translated by Fionn Petch (Charco Press) “God, like fireflies, only shines in the darkness, wrote Schopenhauer.” – Fireflies (p. 71) Fireflies by Luis Sagasti is a brief, existential […]

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Carolina Orloff Charco Press Interview

Book Blast interviews award-winning indie publisher Carolina Orloff at Charco Press Carolina Orloff, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers? My father owned and ran a large bookshop right in […]

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Translator Interviews

Fionn Petch Translator Interview

Book Blast interviews award-winning translator Fionn Petch Fionn Petch, tell us a little bit about yourself. I grew up in Scotland but left age sixteen and never really made it back. I lived in Mexico […]

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Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds VII Book Blast Presents

  The Book Blast New Year round up of eclectic top ten reads for independent minds will delight and inspire you! Happy new year, bonne année, felice anno nuovo, feliz año nuevo, ευτυχισμένο το νέο […]

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Translator Interviews

Frank Wynne Translator Interview

Book Blast interviews Frank Wynne, award-winning translator Frank Wynne, tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Sligo, Ireland and while I was a good student, and a precociously gifted musician, I […]

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The Past Alan Pauls BookTrust BB Archive

Book Blast review of The Past by Alan Pauls, an Argentine writer, literary critic and screenwriter. Georgia de Chamberet periodically reviewed translations by up-and-coming writers for BookTrust in 2008. The Past, first published in the […]

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Betty Boo Claudia Piñeiro Review

Claudia Piñeiro is Argentina’s leading crime and mystery writer who has created “A new literary genre: paranoid fiction. Everyone is a suspect; everyone feels pursued,” Ricardo Piglia. Beef, gauchos and the tango. Eva Perón, military […]