Archive for the ‘Firsts’ Category

  • The UnAmericans: An Extract

    • Jun 29, 2015 • Tags: , , ,

    New beginnings can be exciting, fun, and an opportunity to start afresh. They can also be frightening, unfamiliar, and isolating. In keeping with this month’s theme of firsts, Molly Antopol’s new collection of short stories, The UnAmericans, explores these ideas of new beginnings, fresh starts, and first homes never forgotten. Through the eyes of a variety of characters who have migrated from their homes, but who remain ‘alien’ to the societies in which they end up, Antopol gives us an insight into what it means to be the minority. Read more…

  • Firsts

    • Jun 5, 2015 • Tags: , , , ,

    This month is an exciting one for 4th Estate (as they all are). We’re publishing four novels from debut authors; one  funny, unflinching insider’s view on the generation born in the 1980s by Claire Lowdon, one beautiful, heartrending graphic novel set in a conflict-ridden Kashmir in the nineties drawn by Malik Sajad, TWO novels (in beautiful box-set form) from Nell Zink, both hardly alike, but each winding between the themes of love, marriage sexuality and racism, reminding us just how tricky and inhumane human nature can be. Read more…