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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.

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

    • 32 min
    NEW VOICES: 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize Podcast, #1: Being A Writer

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

    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.

    • 37 min
    4 Books: Lauren Collins, author of When in French

    4 Books: Lauren Collins, author of When in French

    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.

    • 5 min
    4 Books: Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen

    4 Books: Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen

    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.

    • 7 min
    4 Books: Eleanor Wasserberg, author of Foxlowe

    4 Books: Eleanor Wasserberg, author of Foxlowe

    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.

    • 7 min

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