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Stranger Than... a series of 15 non-fiction classics, coming to a bookseller near you. To mark the collection?s launch, Perennial, Foyles and 5th Estate organised a collaborative day-long celebration, where a host of published writers and book industry folk discussed how non-fiction works, how to write non-fiction and why the format is so successful.
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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 f…
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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 epis…
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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 episo…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 sup…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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On this episode we celebrate the best and brightest of May, taking a look at Laline Paull's novel 'The Bees' - the only debut on the prestigious Baileys Prize shortlist - and another debut from our stellar new author, Claire Lowdon. We catch up with Chris Wright on his travels around the world to find out what this century's heroes did after they r…
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Lettice Franklin interviews Claire Lowdon, author of 'Left of the Bang', a 'Vanity Fair' for our times. Daringly, radically honest and very, very funny, this is the best novel yet about the ‘lost generation’ of young Londoners today.Left of the bang: a military term for the build-up to an explosion. For failing concert pianist Tamsin Jarvis, the pr…
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In this special episode of the 4th Estate Books podcast we talk to writer Chris Wright, author of one of the finest books from our sibling imprint, The Friday Project. Imagine you are the one standing on the moon looking at the earth suspended in an incomprehensible abyss - the first person seeing this phenomena for the very first time. The first p…
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We discovered royalty-free music. Ambitions grew. Podcasts were made. On this episode we chat to Judith Claire Mitchell, author of the beautiful 'A Reunion of Ghosts' - think 'Middlesex' meets Sylvia Plath filmed by Wes Andersen - and Ian Sansom, loveliest man alive and author of The County Guides - a rollicking crime-thriller-comedy-mystery series…
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In this podcast, we were more than lucky enough to speak to T. Geronimo Johnson about his novel 'Welcome to Braggsville', his writing processes, his persona; soundtrack, the challenges that he faces as a writer, and how egotistical penning a novel really is.We spoke about the superficial progression of race in the U.S., Black Culture, the Ferguson …
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In this podcast, we interview Katherine Heiny, author of the astounding set of short stories 'Single Carefree Mellow'. The literary love-child of Nora Ephron and Bridget Jones and written by an author who is incredibly witty, irreverent and charming, the book is finally out today. http://bit.ly/SCMFbook…
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In this podcast, 4th Estate interviews the sublime and recently Grammy nominated Scott Blackwood, the author of the sublime new novel 'See How Small', which is based on the real life murders of three young girls in Texas. We speak about the soundtrack behind the book, potential film versions, and why it should be the next Serial. Enjoy.…
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In this podcast, 4th Estate sits down with Will Smith, screenwriter of The Thick of It, VEEP and more, to speak about his upcoming novel Mainlander. With Candice Carty-Williams and Tom Killingbeck, Will Smith discusses novel writing, his processed, writing for the screen versus for the novel, The Thick of It, Jersey, politics and a whole lot more. …
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‘Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together’ Elizabeth TaylorThink of beauty books – cue immediate images of coffee-table photographs of ludicrously beautiful models with few clothes and fewer time restraints, works inundated with ‘up-to-date’ reviews that may as well be Edwardian or holistic mumbo jumbo on how to make a…
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Big Data is used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us things we don't need. In ‘Dataclysm’, Christian Rudder, founder of one of the world’s biggest dating websites OkCupid, puts this flood of information to an entirely different use: understanding human nature.Drawing on terabytes of data from Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, OkCupid, and many oth…
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4th Estate talks to Andy Miller about the fifty great books that saved his life, from 'Anna Karenina' to 'The Da Vinci Code' by way of 'Moby Dick'. Interview by Morwenna LoughmanFor more from Andy Miller:Website: http://mill-i-am.comTwitter: @i_am_mill_i_amFor more from 4th Estate:Twitter: @4thEstateBooksFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/4thEstate…
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An exclusive interview with Laline Paull - debut author of 'The Bees', a brilliantly imagined cross between 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'The Hunger Games'. Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her belo…
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Xandra Bingley, Antonia Quirke & Salena Godden. What drives a writer to write an autobiography? What makes a memoir unique? And what is it about them that so appeals to publishers and readers? Three outstanding memoirists talk about their very different experiences of writing about their own lives. They are joined by Arabella Pike, Publishing Direc…
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