The Curious Files

Faber's New Non-Fiction Blog

Complementing our literary blog The Thought Fox, our new site The Curious Files is dedicated to all-things non-fiction. Some History, Science, Travel and plenty of Smart Thinking, and updated regularly with new articles, podcasts and videos. Curious?

The Great War Poets

3 for 2 Faber Website Offer

This Summer Faber remembers the Great War poets in a stunning hardback series – volumes of poetry from Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, Edward Thomas, Wilfred Owen and David Jones. Buy any three books and get the third free.

Edna O'Brien | More Prize Success

A Lifetime's Excellence in Short Fiction

Edna O’Brien, since her controversial debut The Country Girls in 1960, has written over twenty works of fiction (including Night – reissued in August), and won many prizes. Her collection now grows by one with the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction. She’ll be celebrating with an appearance at the Small Wonder Short Story Festival in Charleston in September – not to be missed!

Lit Up Inside | The Lyrics of Van Morrison

Pre-Order Your Copy Now

Available now to pre-order are three editions of Lit Up Inside, a new book of lyrics from the legendary Van Morrison. Published at the beginning of October with a foreword by Ian Rankin, Lit Up Inside will come in Deluxe (£500 each), Limited (£150) and standard editions. We expect these to sell out, so make sure not to miss out. Find out more here.

Apps | Five Fables for iPad

Classic Fables Translated by Seamus Heaney

Following our award-winning collaboration on The Waste Land, Faber has teamed up again with Touchpress (and also Flickerpix) to bring you Seamus Heaney's Five Fables. Beautiful animations, Billy Connolly's narration, and such rich source material make this your new must-have app. Download it here.

Forward Prize for Poetry | Hugo Williams

Shortlists Announced & Anthology Publication

Hugo Williams, with his eleventh collection I Knew the Bride, is one of the poets shortlisted for this year's prestigious Forward Prize for Best Collection. Which means he'll be included in the latest Forward Book of Poetry anthology in October. Click here to find out more on the prizes and the poets.

On Tour | Robert Williams

22-Date Library Tour for Into the Trees

Robert Williams earned not only critical acclaim with his first novel Luke and Jon, but also a Betty Trask Award. He more than lives up to that promise with his new novel Into the Trees, and in May embarks on a 22-date library tour in association with the North West Libraries Reader Development Partnership.

Design | Faber Fine Press

Launches with Four Poetry Broadsides

Drawing on Faber's design heritage and a resurgent appreciation of book arts, Faber Fine Press delivers inspiring collaborations between writers, print-makers, typographers and artists. The first Fine Press products are the Faber Poetry Broadsides - four poems from some of our favourite poets, with equally captivating new illustrations. Find them here.

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