The Bookblast 10×10 Tour – Independence: A Permanent Revolution

Tuesday 11 September, Waterstones, 82 Gower Street, London W1 • 6.30 p.m.

Chair: Eric Lane, Chairman, Dedalus Books (English & European fiction). Dedalus was founded in 1983 as an alternative to mainstream publishing.

Glasgow-born award-winning novelist and former books editor of Scotland on Sunday, Andrew Crumey, has had eight novels published by Dedalus. He has been longlisted for the IMPAC and Booker prizes.

Book focus: Short-story cycle, The Great Chain of Unbeing, (March 2018). “A delightful introduction to Crumey’s singularly riddling work.” – Stuart Kelly, The Scotsman

Margaret Jull Costa OBE is a British translator of Portuguese-and-Spanishlanguage fiction and poetry, including the works of Fernando Pessoa, Javier Marías, and Nobel Prize winner José Saramago. She has translated 10 works for Dedalus by Eça de Queiroz, Portugal’s most celebrated 19th century writer.

Book focus: The Crime of Father Amaro by Eça de Queiroz, (April 2018), is a sensational novel about “a priest, prey to erotic reverie and utterly without a true clerical vocation, half seduces, half falls in love with, the daughter of his landlady” – Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

Cousin Bazilio by Eça de Queiroz, (2016), “Adultery, blackmail, sentimentality and lust all come under Eça’s scrutiny [. . .] amid a gallery of vivid characters. Sheer brilliance.” – The Good Book Guide

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