Welcome to The BookBlast® Collective

• BookBlast® is a boutique agency and a literary consultancy, with translation a speciality.
• The BookBlast® consultancy is a collective of experienced published writers, translators and editors. We can help to bring to fruition book projects in development.
• The agency is not responsible for projects undertaken by the consultancy; and writers represented by the agency are not expected to seek advice from the consultancy.
• The BookBlast® platform promotes diversity across cultures and markets, and supports the independent sector via The BookBlast® Diary.

The BookBlast® Diary | slow reads for bookish minds

BookBlast® Celebrates Independent Publishing | Why Does Independence Matter? "In the late 1980s, commissioning editors held sway … now it is the sales and marketing teams that do so …" Read More

The Indie Publishers

Cheryl Robson, Aurora Metro | Michel Moushabeck, Interlink Publishing | Clare Christian, Red Door Publishing | Michael Schmidt, Carcanet Press | Anne Dolamore, Grub Street | Ana Pérez Galván, Hispabooks | François von Hurter, Bitter Lemon Press | Ghassan Fergiani, Darf Publishing | Kelly Davio, Eyewear Books | Roh-Suan Tung, Balestier Press | Jane Aitken, Gallic & Aardvark | Eric Lane, Dedalus Books | Kevin Duffy, Bluemoose Books | Polly Pattullo, Papillote Press | Jen Hamilton-Emery, Salt Publishing | Ra Page, Comma Press.
Indie Publishers remembered: Maurice Girodias, Olympia Press.

The Books

Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema | The Book of the Sultan's Seal: Strange Incidents from History in the City of Mars, winner of the 2016 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation | Debut novel, Beneath the Surface | Poetry collection, Skies | Vegetarianism: A History | Of dwarves and men, A Bad End | Argentinian crime thriller, Betty Boo | A daring slave escape story for children, Oh, Freedom! | Poetry on the road, Four Points Fourteen Lines | Women, sex and corruption Chinese style, Crystal Wedding | Emigrants in euroland, Landing | Greek thriller, Blood & Gold | Hons and rebels in 1760s Yorkshire, The Gallows Pole | Caribbean magical-realist classic, Witchbroom | A wartime tale of betrayal and survival, The Photographer | A timely collection about people power and rebellion, Protest! Stories of Resistance.

Their Authors …

Youssef Rakha | Heidi Perks | Alison Brackenbury | Colin Spencer | Claudia Piñeiro | Tony Chan | Laia Fàbregas | Benjamin Myers | Lawrence Scott | Meike Ziervogel | Stuart Evers.

& Translators

Peter Bush | Siân Williams | Nicky Harman | Samantha Schnee | Jamie Bulloch | Frank Wynne.

Guest Writers

Henrietta Foster, journalist | Philip Marsden, author | Philip Mansel, author & historian | Jane McLoughlin, journalist & author.

The BookBlast® Review

Non fiction
Fathers and Sons, Howard Cunnell | Swallowing Mercury, Wioletta Greg | Selected Writings, Magritte | Aleppo, Philip Mansel | A History of the Authors’ Club of London 1891-2016, C. J. Schüler.
Vernon Subutex 1, Virginie Despentes | Arab Jazz, Karim Miske | Ladivine, Marie NDiaye | The Past, Alan Pauls | Dew Angels, Melanie Schwapp | The Orange Grove, Larry Tremblay.
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov.

The BookBlast® Interview

Susan Harris, wordswithoutborders.org | Linda Kelly, author | Andrew Lycett, author | Philip Mansel, author & historian | Florent Massot, publisher & entrepreneur | Melanie Schwapp, author.

Features | selected highlights

The Art of Narrative non fiction;
What do Non Fiction Book Editors Want?
The A to Z of Literary Translation;
Boom not Bust: Translation in the UK;
The Rise and Rise of Literary Festivals;
Sex in the Nineteenth Century City;
Beauty Victims at Le Palace;
Patrick Modiano: Public Novelist, Private Man;
The Russians are Coming!
Dreaming of Outer Mongolia.

The BookBlast® Archive | selected highlights

The Three Faces of Elton Mayo | The Magnum Photographic Group | Spain Revisited | Giles: Friendship in a Time of War.

Accreditation: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

BookBlast® was one of the first writers' agencies in the UK to adopt online technology bookblast.com went live in 2000. It was selected by the curators of Bodleian Electronic Archives and Manuscripts, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, in March 2015, as being of lasting research value and worthy of permanent preservation in the Web Archive of the Bodleian Libraries.

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