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News and Publications

 August 2022

Translation and Genre

Translation and Genre is an accessible scholarly book about a variety of genres and how they can be translated. Click here for details.


June 2022

The Summer of Diving

The Summer of Diving is a beautiful picture book exploring a girl's experience of her father's depression. Click here for more details.


March 2022

We're Here!

We’re Here! A Practical Guide to Becoming an LGBTQ+ Parent is all about the ways LGBTQ+ people can make our families, give birth, feed our babies, and much more. In addition, it includes information on how health professionals and allies can best support our community. Dozens of LGBTQ+ people and allies have also shared their personal stories here, so the book contains loads of practical information as well as inspiring tales.

 February 2022

The Portrayal of Breastfeeding in Literature


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 August 2021

Gin & Topic podcast with B.J.


Published August 2021


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Published June 2021

The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read

by David Sundin

The bestselling Swedish children's book of 2020, translated by B. J. Woodstein, with graphic design by Alexis Holmqvist.


Stop what you're doing! Don't you know that this book does NOT want to be read? Not now and not ever.

Because if this book is read all kinds of strange and magical things might happen. Silly things and secret things... Alligators might appear, the book might try to fly away, and before you know it you'll be having all kinds of unexpected fun. How AWFUL.

Don't let this book be read. You're not prepared.

Or are you?

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June 2021

Catch up on a chat with B.J. and Intellect Books on the @intellectbooks Instagram feed.

Image from Instagram post.
Instagram post from intellectbooks.

March 2021

The bird within me cover image

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist 2021

CKG21 Shortlist The Bird Within Me Twitt
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