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Doctor Pascal, by Émile Zola, translated by Julie Rose

Doctor Pascal, by Émile Zola, translated by Julie Rose

It was a disappointment when, back in 2016 when I read the last of Zola’s great...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 3 — A Q&A with Commissioning Editor Anne Henochowicz

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 3 — A Q&A with Commissioning...

This is the third in a series BLARB will be running of interviews with some of the...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 4: A Double Q&A with Advising Editors Mengfei Chen and Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 4: A Double Q&A...

This is the fourth in a series of interviews BLARB has been running to introduce...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 5 — A Q&A with Academic Editor Eileen Cheng-yin Chow

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 5 — A Q&A with Academic...

This is the fifth in our BLARB series made up of interviews with some of the people...

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Incantations, by Subhash Jaireth

Incantations, by Subhash Jaireth

Incantations is such a perfect accompaniment to a trip to the National Portrait...

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A Million Aunties, by Alecia McKenzie

A Million Aunties, by Alecia McKenzie

So Chris start telling him bout all the museum-dem, while I listening with one ear. ...

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The Performance, by Claire Thomas

The Performance, by Claire Thomas

Until today, I had never heard of theatre-fiction.  It’s a genre of fiction that...

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The Lonely Century, by Noreena Hertz

The Lonely Century, by Noreena Hertz

Readers may remember that the recent Adelaide Writers Week program featured a session...

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Death of a Coast Watcher, by Anthony English

Death of a Coast Watcher, by Anthony English

One of the pleasures of a blog like mine is that sometimes there is an opportunity...

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Baho! by Roland Rugero, translated by Chris Schaefer

Baho! by Roland Rugero, translated by Chris Schaefer

Once again, a recommendation from the Johannesburg Review of Books has turned out...

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Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2017

Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the Nobel...

It’s not often that we get to read a new novel by a living winner of the Nobel Prize...

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‘The Arrestation d’Arsène Lupin’ in Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Cambrioleur, (Arsène Lupin #1) by Maurice Leblanc

‘The Arrestation d’Arsène Lupin’ in Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Cambrioleur, (Arsène...

1907 edition of Arsène Lupin, cover art by Pierre La Fit The latest title selected...

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The Invisible Land, by Hubert Mingarelli, translated by Sam Taylor

The Invisible Land, by Hubert Mingarelli, translated by...

It came as a shock to learn from the dustjacket of The Invisible Land that Hubert...

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O, by Steven Carroll

O, by Steven Carroll

As I commented on Jennifer’s review of this book at Tasmanian Bibliophile at Large:...

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Addressed to Greta, by Fiona Sussman

Addressed to Greta, by Fiona Sussman

Addressed to Greta is New Zealand author Fiona Sussman’s third novel, and I asked...

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Chasing the McCubbin, by Sandi Scaunich

Chasing the McCubbin, by Sandi Scaunich

The first thing I noticed about this thoughtful debut novel was the authenticity...