12 years Of winstonsdad Happy Anniversary

Well, it has flown but here are some stats I have now written over a million words, posted 1960 posts, read and reviewed 1100 books, from over 110 countries. Sadly I lost my Winston of the title a number of years ago my faithful dog. I have been to London a number of times via things to do with the blog twice spoken about my blog and the whole world literature boom. I started a hashtag that has run for 11 years which is something I feel #translationthurs has been on a book cover and still runs every week as a real guide to all the translated books over the last 11 years. I have now settled as a blogger I love it as a hobby and love the discovery of new books the ever-expanding selection of books in translation has been the most amazing thing I have seen since the blog has started the growth in small presses and the ever-growing list of first from around the world. I still run Spanish lit month another long-running blog event and have done most of the shadow IFFP and Booker international juries which I started many years ago. But there are always new challenges out there new fences to be jumped and new books to read. I most of all have enjoyed connecting in person and virtually with people around the world showing the world is a small place. Let’s see where the next dozen years take winstonsdad !!

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MarinaSofia
    Jun 17, 2021 @ 20:52:40

    Congratulations, Stu, it has been a real pleasure discovering you probably around 7-8 years ago. I remember when you lost your dear boy Winston, and I still think of you as Winston’s Dad. Here’s to many more years of championing translated literature – thank you for all you do!

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  2. Lisa Hill
    Jun 17, 2021 @ 23:17:33

    Happy blogoversary, Stu!

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  3. roughghosts
    Jun 17, 2021 @ 23:58:51

    Well, you’re a teenager now, Stu! Here’s to many more years of reading and reviewing.

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  4. kimbofo
    Jun 18, 2021 @ 03:22:10

    Congratulations Stu! That’s such a great achievement.

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  5. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jun 18, 2021 @ 07:49:03

    Well done Stu – what an achievement, and you’ve opened our eyes to so many translated books!

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  6. Cathy746books
    Jun 18, 2021 @ 09:09:20

    Twelve years – amazing! Congratulations. You’ve introduced me to many great books and writers so thank you.

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  7. Tony
    Jun 18, 2021 @ 09:23:56

    And here’s to many more 🙂

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  8. Annabel (AnnaBookBel)
    Jun 18, 2021 @ 17:07:08

    Happy Blog Birthday. I’ve discovered so many books via your blog. Long may it continue. x

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  9. Pat
    Jun 18, 2021 @ 20:56:44

    Very well done, through the ups and the downs and going as strong as ever

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  10. Emma
    Jun 19, 2021 @ 05:47:07

    Happy anniversary Stu!

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  11. juliana
    Jun 19, 2021 @ 06:47:41

    Congratulations, Stu! 🎉

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  12. BookerTalk
    Jun 19, 2021 @ 08:46:27

    What an achievement Stu. I love the fact that yiu are stil so enthused about blogging. Long May that continue.

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