Monthly Archives: July 2013

Where Stories Begin – of The Polish Boxer, the Writers’ Centre and the BCLT Summer School

Yesterday evening I attended another fascinating Summer Reads event at the library. This time the book up for discussion was The Polish Boxer by Eduardo Halfon (Pushkin Press, 2012). It was translated by Ollie Brock, Lisa Dillman, Thomas Bunstead, Anne … Continue reading

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No! by Tracey Corderoy and Tim Warnes

Although my copy of Oksa Pollock came through from the Mumsnet Book Club before this, it is, ahem, rather longer and is languishing on the TBR pile at the moment. I will get to it soon though, honest. But the … Continue reading

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A Shakespearian Interlude

  You know those competitions on Twitter that say “RT and follow to win”? Perhaps not, but anyway, they’re a thing. There was one from Mumsnet Towers a while ago to win a family day out at Shakespeare’s Globe, which … Continue reading

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On Learning to Love Poetry

I’ve said on here before that I don’t “get” poetry. I never really studied much at school (which is perhaps a blessing in disguise as it hasn’t been killed by analysis for me) but it’s left me with a whole … Continue reading

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The President’s Hat – Q&A with the Translators

The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain (Gallic Books) has been making a bit of a buzz lately and I’m pleased to be able to host a virtual interview with the three translators, Jane Aitken, Emily Boyce and Louise Rogers Lalaurie. … Continue reading

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Mr Darwin’s Gardener

I’ve been taking a bit of a blogging break since the busyness of last month, but I wanted to get back into it with a review for Translation Thursday. Mr Darwin’s Gardener by Kristina Carlson and translated from the Finnish … Continue reading

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Multiples – Resolved!

When I was writing up the session on What Publishers Want from the London Book Fair, I was bemused by the single and mysterious word “Multiples” in my notes. An exchange on Twitter this morning resolved the confusion: Adam Thirlwell’s … Continue reading

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