Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States of America. Mainstream media and at least 50% of the US population (plus approximately 100% of the world) are still reeling. Here’s how 4th Estate authors met the news the morning of November 9th, 2016.
Amy Tan’s latest novel, The Valley of Amazement, is the perfect kind of paperback for a holiday in the sun – an epic of love, heartbreak and betrayal told over three generations. In November last year Amy was invited to speak on Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’, to talk about the inspirations behind the book. The following is a transcript of that interview.
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So we’ve made it through Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, but it did make us feel rather nostalgic for a momentous 2013. And who can blame us? Last year gave 4th Estate plenty of reasons to be cheerful – from Tash Aw’s Five Star Billionaire being longlisted for the Man Booker Prize to Lucy Hughes-Hallet’s spectacular win of the Samuel Johnson Prize for The Pike – her biography of proto-fascist and poet Gabriele D’Annunzio.