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My Pen is the Wing of a Bird New Fiction by Afghan Women Review

Afghan women have been in the news again since the Taliban have banned Voice of America, the BBC and Deutsche Welle after women students and teachers protested peacefully in response to secondary schools for girls […]

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Wilder Winds Bel Olid Review

The daughter of immigrants, Bel Olid is a prizewinning writer, translator and teacher of literature and creative writing. The President of the European Council of Associations of Literary Translators, and President of the Association of […]

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Love in Five Acts Daniela Krien Review

BookBlast reviews Love in Five Acts by Daniela Krien translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch (MacLehose Press). Love in Five Acts could either strike a strong chord of recognition, inspire relief at being in […]

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Fiction

Dreamtime Venetia Welby Review

Venetia Welby’s futuristic second novel, Dreamtime, has an altogether different atmosphere and resonance to her first, Mother of Darkness, set in London’s Soho. Both novels, however, feature central characters in crisis seeking to put themselves […]

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Chauvo-Feminism On Sex Power & #MeToo Sam Mills Review

BookBlast review of Chauvo-Feminism: On Sex, Power and #MeToo by author and publisher, Sam Mills. It is an erudite, pithy assessment of the chauvo-feminist man based on personal lived experience and testimonies from women and […]

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The White Dress Nathalie Léger Review

The Book Blast review of The White Dress by Nathalie Léger accompanies Lucy Popescu‘s interview with translator Natasha Lehrer for The BookBlast® Podcast Bridging the Divide series. The White Dress is the final part of […]

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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 […]

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Negative Capability A Diary of Survival Michèle Roberts Review

Negative Capability: A Diary of Surviving gives the reader something really special. Michèle Roberts’ intimate, candid writing is underpinned by a dry humour, wry observations, and a poignant strain of melancholy perfect for our time. […]

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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 […]