Founded in Notting Hill in 1984 on a shoestring budget and acquired by HarperCollins in 2000, 4th Estate is one of the most innovative imprints in the publishing industry, with a reputation for producing critically acclaimed and beautifully designed titles. We made history by publishing Hilary Mantel‘s Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, which made her the first woman and first British writer to win the award twice. We are the home of Pulitzer Prize winners Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See and Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies. We publish the Samuel Johnson Prize winning authors Lucy Hughes-Hallett and Philip Hoare.
We explore American life with authors such as Jonathan Franzen, Annie Proulx, Michael Chabon and Jeffrey Eugenides, and celebrate African and Asian literature with the likes of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Yiyun Li. We inspire cooks with books by Nigel Slater, Giorgio Locatelli and Anna Jones, and our nonfiction authors – Lena Dunham, Matt Ridley, Ben Goldacre and Hadley Freeman among them – influence the opinions and beliefs of readers around the world. Our office bookshelves teem with classics from essential writers like J.G. Ballard, Joan Didion, Penelope Fitzgerald, Arundhati Roy and Joyce Carol Oates.
From fiction to cookery, biography to polemic, 4th Estate is the home of literature at its best.