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Extract: This Is Memorial Device by David Keenan

Publishes on 2 February 2017. I got another group together but it was a heavy scene, we were into shit like Wire, Gang of Four, Eyeless in Gaza, This Heat, scratchy shit basically. Keith Levene’s guitar playing on Metal Box was massive. The lead singer – I was playing bass – was into new wave French | Continue reading Extract: This Is Memorial Device by David Keenan

Theresa May’s challenge by Richard T. Kelly

As the British government reconvenes after summer recess, The Knives author Richard T. Kelly considers the challenges that await new Prime Minister, Theresa May.  I spent five years or so researching my novel The Knives about a fictional Home Secretary, all the while keeping a close eye on the actual incumbent of the job. Thus | Continue reading Theresa May’s challenge by Richard T. Kelly

Celebrating Ted Hughes and Philip Larkin

Browse a selection of beautiful jackets from our archive, as we celebrate the anniversaries of two of Faber’s greatest poets: Ted Hughes and Philip Larkin. In the world of poetry, Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes are not necessarily obvious compatriots. In many ways the poetry they wrote was markedly different. Yet the two poets, both | Continue reading Celebrating Ted Hughes and Philip Larkin

Finding Humour in Heartbreak: Charlene James Talks about ‘Cuttin’ It’

Charlene James is lauded as one of the most exciting new voices in British theatre. Her award-winning play Cuttin’ It, which premiered at the Young Vic in May this year, tackles the subject of female genital mutilation in Britain. Here, James explains how she decided to present this difficult subject to theatre-goers.  ‘So what do | Continue reading Finding Humour in Heartbreak: Charlene James Talks about ‘Cuttin’ It’

Editor to Author: An interview with Edna O’Brien

In the latest instalment of our Editor to Author interview series, Edna O’Brien has a frank and illuminating conversation about writing her latest novel The Little Red Chairs with her Faber editor Lee Brackstone.   Lee Brackstone: The book is called The Little Red Chairs. Perhaps we should start by talking about the origin and | Continue reading Editor to Author: An interview with Edna O’Brien