The BookBlast® Podcast

News | Bridging the Divide: Translation and the Art of Empathy

Thursday 30 July at 5 pm sees the launch of a ground-breaking weekly podcast, championing independent publishers, their authors and translators will feature world writers, translators and their publishers in conversation with Georgia de Chamberet and Lucy Popescu including a guest interview with the man behind Nordic Noir.

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, 9 of the 11 books featured have been published in Spring/Summer 2020. With our twinned podcasts and reviews, we aim to provide Media exposure and long-term visibility online, since festival appearances, launches and talks have been cancelled.

The literary podcast combined with new internet technologies and broadcasting offer a powerful means for promoting the books of authors unable to get to the UK to meet British readers. We are thrilled to be teaming up with some of the most dynamic publishers in the UK committed to translation, and their brilliant authors and translators.

Click HERE to find out more . . .

Click HERE to hear some of our conversations with creatives & publishing professionals about world writing & translation from 2019-20

The BookBlast® 10x10 Tour

The BookBlast® 10x10 Tour in association with Waterstones

Be informed! Click HERE to find out about our celebration of independent publishing.

Click HERE to hear the 10x10 Tour podcasts

Ten risk-taking, innovative publishers and their authors, poets and translators visited nine major cities across England over ten weeks in Autumn 2018. The tour inspired readers to sample writing and ideas from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean — learn more HERE

@LisaAppignanesi — “Congratulations from @RSLiterature on your great tour.”

Visibility for the publishers and their authors-translators was enhanced, with their books displayed in participating Waterstones flagship stores, and reviewed or included in round ups in the quality broadsheets including Sunday Times Culture, Telegraph Review, Observer and i-newspaper among others.

Browse the BookBlast® 10×10 Tour catalogue