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Georgia de Chamberet is an editor and translator with thirty years of experience in independent publishing. She founded BookBlast® Ltd in 1997 and the first bookblast.com website went live in 2000. A founder-member of English PEN's Writers in Translation committee, she kicked off the BookBlast® Celebrates Independent Publishing promotion via online journal The BookBlast® Diary in February 2016.
She is the literary executor of the historian and traveller, Lesley Blanch (1904-2007), whose memoirs she edited. On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life were published posthumously by Virago in 2015; and a collection of early journalism and biographical essays, Far To Go and Many To Love: People and Places, was published last year by Quartet.
She was a judge on the 2018 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, and is an occasional reviewer of books for Banipal magazine.