Welcome to The BookBlast® Bureau

• BookBlast® is a boutique writing agency, and represents three literary estates.
• The BookBlast® consultancy is a collective of experienced published writers, translators and editors. We can help to bring to fruition book projects in development. Translation is a speciality.
• 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® marketing platform promotes diversity across cultures, and supports the independent publishing sector via The BookBlast® Diary.

The BookBlast® Diary | slow reads for independent 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

BookBlasts® | Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds

2017: July | August | September

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 | Julia Marshall, Gecko 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 | Mad, bad & dangerous to know: A Man of Genius.

Their Authors …

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

& Translators

Peter Bush | Siân Williams | Nicky Harman | Samantha Schnee | Jamie Bulloch | Frank Wynne | Cathy Hirano,

Guest Writers

Henrietta Foster, journalist | Philip Marsden, author | Philip Mansel, author & historian | Jane McLoughlin, journalist & author | C.J. Schüler, journalist & cultural historian.

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 | Other Ways of Seeing, Emma.
Fiction
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.
Children's
Yours Sincerely, Giraffe & The Fire Horse, Megumi Iwasa & Mayakovsky, Mandelstam, Kharms.
Classics
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 | Siân Williams, founder, The Children’s Bookshow.

Insight | selected highlights

Celebrating 15 Years of the Children’s Bookshow;
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.

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