An exciting literary venture, a showcase for new writers of fiction with an emphasis on entertainment, originality and inspiration.
The current climate in the book trade shows that new writers of hard-hitting, original prose are reaching a new mass-market readership. This book redresses the balance that has been recently weighted towards Ireland and currently is tilted towards Scotland, and shows that Britain’s greatest metropolis is a bubbling cauldron of cosmopolitan talent. In collaboration with the London Arts Board, Fourth Estate ran a competition for new writers to identify talent at grass-roots. The anthology takes London as its unifying theme, a theme that has been widely interpreted by the different literary imaginations at work. The winning stories are published alongside a selection of commissioned well-known writers in an anthology that combines originality and wit.