Non Fiction

Spotlight Forgotten Women Writers: Ethel Mannin, Colin MacInnes & others

How many of you have heard of Ethel Mannin (1900-84), a contemporary of Colin MacInnes? She wrote over a hundred books, including novels, political reflections, autobiographical memoirs and travel-writing, but she has received precious little […]


Rachel Goldblatt reviews The Great Homecoming, Anna Kim

BookBlast review of The Great Homecoming ahead of Jamie Lee Searle discussing Anna Kim and all things translation with publisher Anne Meadows at Granta Books for The BookBlast® Podcast Bridging the Divide series. Anna Kim’s […]


Interview C. J. Schüler, author & critic

C. J. Schüler, where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Kingsbury, northwest London. Before the arrival of an Indian community transformed its high street into a brilliant array […]

Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 5 Reads from Central Eastern Europe

BookBlast’s Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds from Central Eastern Europe flags up contemporary literature in translation from Central & Eastern Europe which carries a stark warning against the consequences of ignorance and organised forgetting […]

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Review The Eighth Life (for Brilka), Nino Haratischvili

BookBlast reviews the engrossing family saga, The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili, Georgian-born novelist, playwright and theatre director who lives and works in Hamburg. “I owe these lines to a century that cheated […]

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Review Madeleine, Euan Cameron

BookBlast reviews Euan Cameron’s novel Madeleine, published by MacLehose Press. Madeleine is a perfectly-formed, psychologically acute first novel of love and war, shameful secrets and cowardly treachery. Euan Cameron’s prose sparkles with unsettling beauty and […]

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Interview Euan Cameron, author & translator

BookBlast interviews publisher, translator & book reviewer, Euan Cameron, whose first novel Madeleine is just published. Euan Cameron, where were you born, and where did you grow up?  Born in London, but I grew up […]

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Reading Lists

Spotlight Read the World with MacLehose Press 5 Notable Writers

Read the World with MacLehose Press which specialises in the very best translated literary and crime fiction. If words can offer new worlds, you will find them in the pages of the books by the […]