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The Great Homecoming Anna Kim Review

Review by Rachel Goldblatt of The Great Homecoming to accompany Jamie Lee Searle discussing Anna Kim and her translation with publisher Anne Meadows at Granta Books for BookBlast® Podcast series Bridging the Divide. Anna Kim’s […]

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Winter in Sokcho Elisa Shua Dusapin Review

BookBlast Diary review of Winter in Sokcho by French-Korean author Elisa Shua Dusapin — born to a French father and a South Korean mother like the heroine of her first novel which has gained recognition […]

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Talking Thai with Narisa Chakrabongse, River Books Podcast

River Books, founder and CEO, Narisa Chakrabongse, talks about her unusual Thai-Russian-British background, being a foreigner living in a strange land, the family home, Chakrabongse Villas, a small boutique hotel in Bangkok, and of how […]

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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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Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds VI Book Blast Presents

BookBlast Top 10 reads for December: a time of merry abandon, or seasonal reflection? Our round up of eclectic reads to delight and inspire you takes in both . . . Happy Christmas! @bookblast Black […]

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Cathy Hirano Translator Interview

Book Blast interview with Cathy Hirano, translator of young adult books from the Japanese. Cathy Hirano, tell us a little bit about yourself. I grew up in Canada and came to Japan when I was […]

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Crystal Wedding Xu Xiaobin Review

Crystal Wedding an unusual read: it’s not every day you come across a novel in which a mainland Chinese author writes openly about women, sex and corruption − affording the reader a voyeuristic glimpse into […]

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Roh-Suan Tung Balestier Press Interview

Book Blast interview with the founder of Balestier Press Roh-Suan Tung, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers? I was born and grew up in Taiwan. My parents both love […]