Spotlight Lucy Popescu, European Literature Days
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by georgia de chamberet
6M ago
Every year I travel to Krems, lower Austria, to attend European Literature Days (ELit), a three-day literary festival. This year the theme was ‘Animals and Other Humans’. As Walter Grond, the festival’s founder and director, [...] The post Spotlight Lucy Popescu, European Literature Days appeared first on BookBlast® est. 1997 ..read more
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Review The Red Children, Maggie Gee
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by Ben F
7M ago
Maggie Gee is renowned for her imaginative, thought-provoking novels which embrace a wide range of themes and genres, underpinned by social commentary, satire and shrewd humour. The Red Children is a wonderfully weird, surreal and [...] The post Review The Red Children, Maggie Gee appeared first on BookBlast® est. 1997 ..read more
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Interview Maggie Gee, novelist & professor of creative writing
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by Ben F
7M ago
Maggie Gee’s exclusive interview for the BookBlast Podcast is already available, so here is the visual version for readers who prefer reading the written word to auditory listening. A leading English novelist, professor of creative [...] The post Interview Maggie Gee, novelist & professor of creative writing appeared first on BookBlast® est. 1997 ..read more
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News Cassava Press, The Inaugural Global Women’s Non-Fiction Manuscript Prize
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by Ben F
7M ago
Good to see Cassava Press and their latest initiative in the news: The just-launched Global Black Women’s Non-Fiction Manuscript Prize celebrates the “best in unpublished non-fiction manuscripts” and is open to unpublished Black women based [...] The post News Cassava Press, The Inaugural Global Women’s Non-Fiction Manuscript Prize appeared first on BookBlast® est. 1997 ..read more
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Sharif Gemie reviews A Little Luck, Claudia Piñeiro
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by Sharif Gemie
7M ago
A Little Luck is a skilfully structured novel by Claudia Piñeiro, the award-winning  Argentinian crime and suspense writer, in which the role of chance and the choices people make in shaping their destinies are explored. [...] The post Sharif Gemie reviews A Little Luck, Claudia Piñeiro appeared first on BookBlast® est. 1997 ..read more
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4Translation Jean Michelin, Those Who Stay
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by georgia de chamberet
7M ago
Those Who Stay by Jean Michelin is a powerful and deeply human novel about the impact of war on soldiers fighting in distant countries, and what these men are like when they return. Wearing a mask [...] The post 4Translation Jean Michelin, Those Who Stay appeared first on BookBlast® est. 1997 ..read more
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4Translation Bruno Le Maire, American Fugue
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by georgia de chamberet
7M ago
American Fugue is at once a fictionalized biography of one of the most famous musicians of his time, and his contemporaries; a historical novel; a disillusioned meditation on the decadence of the West; a series [...] The post 4Translation Bruno Le Maire, American Fugue appeared first on BookBlast® est. 1997 ..read more
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Book Blasts Top 5 Reads from The Children’s Bookshow 2023 (pt 3)
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by georgia de chamberet
7M ago
Although The Children’s Bookshow hits the road in the Autumn, tickets to many shows have already sold out and the remainder are selling fast. All performances include a free book for every child. Marina Warner, [...] The post Book Blasts Top 5 Reads from The Children’s Bookshow 2023 (pt 3) appeared first on BookBlast® est. 1997 ..read more
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4Translation Proust Roman Familial, Laure Murat
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by Sharif Gemie
7M ago
Sharif Gemie reviews Proust, Roman Familial by Laure Murat for BookBlast. Since 1913, almost seven million people have started to read Proust’s epic: the number of those who have completed it is probably smaller. A la recherche du temps perdu has acquired a status of its own: a Proustige, as they say. Of all those … The post 4Translation Proust Roman Familial, Laure Murat appeared first on BookBlast® est. 1997 ..read more
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4Translation Prix Femina 2023: Sad Tiger, Neige Sinno
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by georgia de chamberet
7M ago
Beautifully written in purist prose, Sad Tiger is a vivid account of incest and its consequences. But this book is more than a confessional memoir in which the author lifts the lid on shocking facts without any embroidery. It is an exploration about domination and power; about the promise and the impotence of literature and … The post 4Translation Prix Femina 2023: Sad Tiger, Neige Sinno appeared first on BookBlast® est. 1997 ..read more
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