April 16, 2014
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As part of our booker themed season on 4thestate.co.uk we are giving away 5 copies of Hilary Mantel’s 2009 Booker Prize-winner ‘Wolf Hall’
To Enter the competition, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address. Your details will only be used for communication related to this competition and will not be passed to third parties.
The competition is open to residents of the UK and Ireland only and closes at 3pm today, so get your e-mails in quickly!
Continuing our Booker themed posts following the long-list announcement we have some more ‘Wolf Hall’ for you (you can download Part One of the book here for free).
Take a look at the video below to hear Hilary Mantel reading from ‘Wolf Hall’ and being interviewed by Sarah Crown for a Guardian podcast.
For more Hilary Mantel videos, take a look at her author page for footage of her at the Daunts Debates.
For a chance to win copies of our newly re-issued ‘Roseanna’, ‘The Man Who Went Up In Smoke’ and ‘The Man in the Balcony’ email email@example.com with your name and address.
The competition is open to UK and Ireland residents only. 5 winners will receive one copy of each book and will be chosen at random on Wednesday 27th July at 3pm, so get your emails in before then!
‘Roseanna’, ‘The Man Who Went Up In Smoke’ and ‘The Man in the Balcony’ are the first three books in a series of ten detective novels known as the Martin Beck Series, so named after the main protagonist.
Written by husband and wife partners Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, the series was first published between 1965 and 1975 and have become classics of the genre.
‘The Godparents of Scandinavain Crime’
‘Some of the most gripping crime fiction ever written’ Michael Connelly
‘One of the series that most inspired me’ Henning Mankell
Read an interview with Maj Sjowall here
The shortlist is as follows:
GOLD BOY, EMERALD GIRL by Yiyun Li
The winner will be announced at the culmination of the Cork International Short Story Festival on Sunday, 18 September.
Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers on the BBC has introduced many new people to Nigel’s style of simple, flavoursome recipes and books that are about good food rather than pretentious eating.
This style of recipe and cooking has been something we have been proud to publish in Nigel Slater’s books over the years.
As well as Nigel cookery books, we have also published his memoir, Toast, which was adapted into a film starring Helena Bonham-Carter and Freddie Highmore, and his book Eating for England, about the glories and eccentricities of British eating habits.
So, if you’re a fan of Nigel Slater and love Simple Suppers, we heartily recommend giving his books a go.
Fourth Estate have published 5 of his cookery books and two pieces of nonfiction and there are six more cookery books available from Penguin, which you can find on their site here.
We’re very excited to finally be able to show you our new online home, 4thestate.co.uk, where you‘ll find information on all of our authors and books.
Over the coming months we will be busy bringing you news and exclusives about our new and forthcoming books, giving away some freebies and doing everything we can to make this the place to come for news about 4th Estate authors.
One feature that I am particularly proud of is the Author Pages. These author pages aim to host as much information about our writers as possible. You will find their twitter streams, articles about them, their recent blog posts and news from around the web. Check out Ben Goldacre’s page as an example.
Some have more information than others right now, but over the coming weeks and months we hope to get as much up-to-date news on all of them as possible. I hope you like them.
As the site is brand-spankingly new, there will undoubtedly be a few bugs and perhaps even the odd mistake. If you notice anything wrong with the site, or if you just want to tell us how much you like it, please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to fix any problems and listen to any feedback, good or bad.
For now, have a look at this video we produced for our 25th anniversary in 2009. It’s still just as beautiful today as it was back then.
This is where we live.
Sam Shone, July 2011
Comic book adaptations are all the rage these days, but the adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series is by far one of the fan-boy best!
Love the little Ting-Tings intro to this!