January may be well underway, but before you sweep 2013 under the carpet forever, spend a little time looking back on the year’s hits and misses. Here, some of the brightest lights in British publishing, including our own Nicholas Pearson, take the lead, as well as providing plenty of material for 2014’s To Read pile.
We’ve bottled up the internet and labelled it ‘Literary Goodness’. Get your weekly fix of the five online things to see, hear and read, brought to you by us at 4th Estate.
A lot of people make the mistake of thinking writers are just like ordinary people. They’re not. And when they move into your home they come with a special list of requirements that you ignore at your peril. This extract from The Complete Guide to the Care and Training of the Writer in Your Life provides handy tips that will ensure a smooth transition, for example, ‘Designate a warm, cozy area of your home as a “studio.” Your writer will appreciate a couch and blankets or other soft bedding material.’ Read more…
Five things to read and share. Five things to show your friends. Five things to light up your world. Brought to you by us at 4th Estate.
Google predictive search doesn’t just throw up similar searches, it reveals poetry generated by a nation of inquisitive searchers. Google Poetics has brought all these poems/ searches together. The phrase ‘i oft’ leads to reflections on birds and a meditation on the past while ‘can a’ is a harsher poem that deals with pregnancy tests and viruses. The definitive digital anthology for our modern world.