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Books for the independent reader. Proud publishers of Hilary Mantel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jonathan Franzen, Lena Dunham, Nigel Slater and many, many more.

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Books for the independent reader. Proud publishers of Hilary Mantel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jonathan Franzen, Lena Dunham, Nigel Slater and many, many more.

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4th Estate Books

Latest release on Jul 13, 2017

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Rank #1: NEW VOICES: 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize Podcast #3, Being Published

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Welcome to NEW VOICES, a three-part podcast series from 4th Estate Books and a happy offshoot from the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize. Each podcast will address a step in a writer's journey; from the writing process, to getting and agent, and getting published, and will be available on SoundCloud and iTunes on Thursdays.

This third and final episode tackles the publishing process. with our 4th Estate Commissioning Editor Anna Kelly and shortlisted authors Lisa Smith and Henry Wong.

The audio collection of all six shortlisted author’s work, entitled ‘New Voices’ and read by the writers, will be available for free from Audible, iTunes, or wherever you get your audiobooks, from the day the winner is announced: 13th July.

Jul 13 2017

27mins

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Rank #2: NEW VOICES: 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize Podcast #2, Getting an Agent

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Welcome to NEW VOICES, a three-part podcast series from 4th Estate Books and a happy offshoot from the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize. Each podcast will address a step in a writer's journey; from the writing process, to getting and agent, and getting published, and will be available on SoundCloud and iTunes on Thursdays.

This second episode tackles the challenges and process of getting an agent with Emma Paterson(agent at Rogers, Coleridge & White) and shortlisted authors Avani Shah and Kit Fan.

The audio collection of all six shortlisted author’s work, entitled ‘New Voices’ and read by the writers, will be available for free from Audible, iTunes, or wherever you get your audiobooks, from the day the winner is announced: 13th July.

Jul 07 2017

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Rank #3: NEW VOICES: 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize Podcast, #1: Being A Writer

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Welcome to NEW VOICES, a three-part podcast series from 4th Estate Books and a happy offshoot from the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize. Each podcast will address a step in a writer's journey; from the writing process, to getting and agent, and getting published, and will be available on SoundCloud and iTunes on Thursdays.

This first episode tackles the excitement, challenges, and daily process of being a writer, with the acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Niven Govinden, and shortlisted authors Arun Das and Jimi Famurewa.

The audio collection of all six shortlisted author’s work, entitled ‘New Voices’ and read by the writers, will be available for free from Audible, iTunes, or wherever you get your audiobooks, from the day the winner is announced: 13th July.

Jun 29 2017

37mins

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Rank #4: 4 Books: Lauren Collins, author of When in French

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In 4 Books, we ask an author to answer 4 questions on the books that made them — on those books that made a significant impact at distinct junctures of their lives.

It might be the book that guided them through a break up, the one that they press urgently into a friends’ hand, the book that best articulates love, or the book that opened up the world in a startling new way.

Reading has a unique power to universalise the most private of experiences, and the books we turn to can reveal more about ourselves than we think. In 4 Books, we use literature to glimpse the inner life of our authors.

Our guest today is Lauren Collins, who began working at the New
Yorker in 2003 and became a staff writer in 2008. Since 2010, she has been based in Europe, covering stories from London, Paris, Copenhagen, and beyond.

Her funny and thoughtful memoir, 'When in French' considers how language shapes our lives, from how we think, to how we fall in love, and what happens when two languages, and two very different cultures, collide.

Lauren is interviewed by Tara Al Azzawi.

Sep 16 2016

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Rank #5: 4 Books: Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen

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In 4 Books, we ask an author to answer 4 questions on the books that made them — on those books that made a significant impact at distinct junctures of their lives.

It might be the book that guided them through a break up, the one that they press urgently into a friends’ hand, the book that best articulates love, or the book that opened up the world in a startling new way.

Reading has a unique power to universalise the most private of experiences, and the books we turn to can reveal more about ourselves than we think. In 4 Books, we use literature to glimpse the inner life of our authors.

Our guest today is Elizabeth McKenzie, author of the Baileys shortlisted The Portable Veblen.

Elizabeth is interviewed by Tara Al Azzawi.

Jun 16 2016

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Rank #6: 4 Books: Eleanor Wasserberg, author of Foxlowe

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In 4 Books, we ask an author to answer 4 questions on the books that made them — on those books that made a significant impact at distinct junctures of their lives.

It might be the book that guided them through a break up, the one that they press urgently into a friends’ hand, the book that best articulates love, or the book that opened up the world in a startling new way.

Reading has a unique power to universalise the most private of experiences, and the books we turn to can reveal more about ourselves than we think. In 4 Books, we use literature to glimpse the inner life of our authors.

Our guest today is Eleanor Wasserberg, a graduate of the Creative Writing Programme at the University of East Anglia. Originally from Staffordshire, where her new book is set, she now lives in Norwich, where she teaches English.

Her new book, Foxlowe, a compulsive and chilling debut about a girl growing up in a cult, is out now, published by 4th Estate Books.

Eleanor is interviewed by Tara Al Azzawi.

Jun 02 2016

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Rank #7: 4 Poems: Decca Aitkenhead, author of All At Sea

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In 4 Books, we ask an author to answer 4 questions on the books that made them — on those books that made a significant impact at distinct junctures of their lives.

It might be the book that guided them through a break up, the one that they press urgently into a friends’ hand, the book that best articulates love, or the book that opened up the world in a startling new way.

Reading has a unique power to universalise the most private of experiences, and the books we turn to can reveal more about ourselves than we think. In 4 Books, we use literature to glimpse the inner life of our authors.

Our guest today is Decca Aitkenhead; an award-winning journalist (Catherine Pakenham Award
1996, Interviewer of the Year in 2009) for The Guardian newspaper, where she interviews leading figures in public life.
Her new book, All At Sea, is out now, published by 4th Estate Books.

Decca is interviewed by Tara Al Azzawi.

Apr 05 2016

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Rank #8: Swallow This: A podcast with Joanna Blythman Part 1

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Hello, and welcome to the 4th Estate podcast. This week, we were lucky enough to have Britain's leading investigate food journalist Joanna Blythman in the studio answering your questions. Do you know the best butter substitute when baking? Should we avid supermarkets altogether? What's best; organic meat from the supermarket, or should we avoid supermarkets completely? And what's the ideal balanced breakfast? Have a listen, as Joanna answers all of these questions and more... Part two will be out in a fortnight. Enjoy.

Mar 09 2016

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Rank #9: 4 Books: Nikesh Shukla and Niven Govinden

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In 4 Books, we ask an author to answer 4 questions on the books that made them — on those books that made a significant impact at distinct junctures of their lives.

It might be the book that guided them through a break up, the one that they press urgently into a friends’ hand, the book that best articulates love, or the book that opened up the world in a startling new way.

Reading has a unique power to universalise the most private of experiences, and the books we turn to can reveal more about ourselves than we think. In 4 Books, we use literature to glimpse the inner life of our authors.

Today, in the studio, we have Niven Govinden, author of 'All the Days and Nights', and on the phone we have Nikesh Shukla, author of 'Meatspace'. Both of these fantastic novels are out now, published by The Friday Project.

Niven and Nikesh are interviewed by Candice Carty-Williams

Dec 22 2015

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Rank #10: 4 Poems: Andrew Marr

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In 4 Books, we ask an author to answer 4 questions on the books that made them — on those books that made a significant impact at distinct junctures of their lives.

It might be the book that guided them through a break up, the one that they press urgently into a friends’ hand, the book that best articulates love, or the book that opened up the world in a startling new way.

Reading has a unique power to universalise the most private of experiences, and the books we turn to can reveal more about ourselves than we think. In 4 Books, we use literature to glimpse the inner life of our authors.

Our guest today is Andrew Marr; journalist, political commentator, author and artist. His new book, We British: The Poetry of A People, is out now, published by 4th Estate Books.

Andrew is interviewed by Tara Al Azzawi

Oct 15 2015

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