We are delighted to announce that we will publish a new novel by the internationally bestselling Swedish author Jonas Jonasson in late April 2016, entitled Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All. We are very excited to be able to share the cover with you today.
Yesterday we published Erik Didriksen’s fantastic anthology of Shakespearean spins on pop songs, Pop Sonnets. Last night Erik’s sonnets were featured on Simon Mayo’s BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show, to celebrate National Poetry Day. Five hilarious sonnets were read out by actors, accompanied by atmospheric lute playing. You can listen to them here.
Bruce Robinson’s new book, They All Love Jack: Busting The Ripper is out now, published by 4th Estate Books. For over a hundred years, ‘the mystery of Jack the Ripper’ has been a source of unparalleled fascination and horror, spawning an army of obsessive theorists, and endless volumes purporting finally to reveal the identity of the brutal murderer who terrorised Victorian England. But what if there was never really any ‘mystery’ at all? What if the Ripper was always hiding in plain sight, deliberately leaving a trail of clues to his identity for anyone who cared to look, while cynically mocking those who were supposedly attempting to bring him to justice?
October is here, we’re all getting chillier (yet somehow the tube stays just as hot?) and everywhere we go, Halloween paraphernalia seems to be creeping out of various stockrooms… Although our month on the site isn’t dedicated to the scariest night of the year per se, it wouldn’t be October on the 4th Estate blog without something gothic/monstrous… Read more…