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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds I

Book Blasts Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds this month showcases Ariel Khan, Teresa Solana, Fred D’Aguiar, Marinko Koščec, Oliver Bottini. There’s much excitement here at BB HQ about the 10×10 tour of superb independent […]

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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Autumn Reads for Independent Minds

Our seasonal round up Autumn Reads for Independent Minds is fueled by a core belief that good writing and good ideas of all kinds make the world go round, giving context to modern life and […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Frank Wynne, 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 did very little to maximize my talents. […]

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BB Archive Gael Elton Mayo, Spain Revisited, Harpers & Queen 1985

Gael Elton Mayo (1921-92) journalist, writer and artist, was a contributor to Harpers & Queen, Apollo, Interiors and The Observer. Spain is a ‘place apart’ from Italy, France and the other Latin countries, with a […]

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Translator Interviews
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Interview Ana Pérez Galván, Hispabooks

Ana Pérez Galván, tell us a bit about yourself and the background to setting up Hispabooks. Are your parents great readers? No, my father is a voracious newspaper reader, but not a book reader. My […]

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Translator Interviews

Peter Bush, translator Interview

Peter Bush, a translator of works from Catalan, French, Spanish and Portuguese to English, has received numerous awards including the 2009 Calouste Gulbenkian Portuguese Translation Prize for his translation of Equator by Miguel Sousa Tavares; […]

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A Bad End, Fernando Royuela Review

In the novel A Bad End, by Fernando Royuela, an ageing midget looks back over his life and loves and losses to hilarious effect. Beautifully translated from the Spanish by Peter Bush, A Bad End […]