Eight years


I got a notification yesterday to tell me it was eight years since I started winstonsdad so i have posted 1400 odd posts which even after eight years is near one every other day , although this last two year I have slowed down due to life more than lack of interest in blogging . 109 countries have been covered in the time of the blog, I have nearly hit 100 french books and 50 german novels .But for me it is the people and place I have been because of the blog , people like Susie , Daniella , David ,Rob , Simon , Nicci , Paul , Frank and so on even last week I met Grant for the first time and had a wonderful chat.Events like the old IFFP and london book fair also a couple of great drinks and meals in london all of this because of this small blog. I have been so lucky that a support worker from derbyshire has managed to stretch a blog that has been seen around the world over the years and I have written about the world . I love to see what the next eight year bring the one thing I am sure now is we will contiune to see more books in translation. I feel it is great to have been blogging through what is a golden time for literature in translation .











18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MarinaSofia
    Jun 20, 2017 @ 19:43:11

    Happy anniversary and well done for sticking with it for so long and for being such a passionate advocate for literature in translation.


  2. BookerTalk
    Jun 20, 2017 @ 20:13:00

    What an achievement Stu. It takes real dedication to keep blogging so I hope even if you are on a slower pace than in previous years, we will still see lots of your recommendations


  3. Jackie
    Jun 20, 2017 @ 20:16:21

    Congratulations! The work you do to promote fiction in translation is amazing. You’ve introduced me to many new authors. Thank you for all the hard work!


  4. Melissa Beck
    Jun 20, 2017 @ 20:32:16

    What a great achievement, Stu! I do enjoy reading all of your reviews. Congratulations!


  5. Lisa Hill
    Jun 20, 2017 @ 22:51:27

    Congratulations, Stu! I think I have been with you for most of your eight years and there are dozens of books on my shelves that I would never have heard of without you. Thanks for everything:)


  6. JacquiWine
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 06:20:56

    Happy Anniversary, Stu. That’s a great achievement. The breadth and diversity of your coverage never ceases to amaze me. Long may it continue.


  7. roughghosts
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 06:23:24

    Congratulations Stu! You’ve created a valuable resource here.


  8. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 09:57:29

    Well done Stu – that’s some anniversary, well done and your enthusiasm for translated literature is wonderful!


  9. Annabel (gaskella)
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 16:07:31

    Yay! Happy Blogbirthday. Well done Stu.


  10. Armen
    Jun 21, 2017 @ 17:16:25

    Congrats Stu, I enjoy reading you here.


  11. Emma
    Jun 22, 2017 @ 05:28:54

    Happy Blog anniversary, Stu. Keep informing and entertaining us about world’s literature.


  12. Deepika Ramesh
    Jun 22, 2017 @ 10:22:32

    Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us. 🙂


  13. kimbofo
    Jun 22, 2017 @ 22:21:08

    Congrats Stu. Keep spreading the word!


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