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Translator Interviews

Interview Charlotte Collins & Ruth Martin, translators

BookBlast interviews translators Ruth Martin & Charlotte Collins, in the form of a three-way Q&A, on publication of The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili Ruth Martin & Charlotte Collins, tell us a little […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Sophie Lewis, translator

Sophie Lewis, where did you grow up? Have you always lived in London? I grew up in Islington in North London. I’m happy to call myself a born and bred Londoner, though my parents were […]

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Interview Dina Nayeri, author

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Fiction

Review The Nowhere Man, Kamala Markandaya

BookBlast reviews Kamala Markandaya’s novel The Nowhere Man about the everyday racism experienced by immigrants on a South London street. A post-colonial classic, it is as relevant today as when it was first published. A […]

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Interview Lucy Popescu, journalist & editor

Lucy Popescu, tell us about your childhood and where you grew up I grew up in Oxfordshire. My late mother was the children’s author, Christine Pullein-Thompson so I was put on a pony before I […]

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Spotlight on Publishing

Spotlight Tatiana de Rosnay, Alicia Drake & Daughters of Simone de Beauvoir French Literature Festival, pt 2

This is the second post rounding up the highlights of Beyond Words French Literature Festival 2019. “So many books have been written with Paris as a character and there are so many clichés about its […]

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Interview Judith Uyterlinde & Lydia Unsworth, World Editions

BookBlast interviews Judith Uyterlinde (Publishing Director) & Lydia Unsworth (Editor-in-Chief) at World Editions as a three-way conversational Q&A. Are (were) your parents great readers? Tell us a bit about yourself. JUDITH (Publishing Director): My father […]

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Podcast Maggie Gee, novelist & professor of creative writing

Maggie Gee OBE FRSL, novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She was born to working-class parents, and climbed into an uneasy place between classes. She won a major open scholarship to […]

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Fiction

Review Three Women, Lucy Tertia George

BookBlast reviews Three Women by Lucy Tertia George. “Be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron A strong woman is not defined by men, but is in full possession of herself […]

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Interview Lucy Tertia George, author