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The Chairman and Me: Remembering Matthew Evans

Earlier this month the world of publishing mourned the loss of the former Faber Chairman Matthew Evans. Here, Creative Director of Faber Social Lee Brackstone remembers starting out at Faber as a young editorial assistant and working under Matthew, a great publisher and a maverick mentor.  Much has been made of the apparent psychic rupture | Continue reading The Chairman and Me: Remembering Matthew Evans

Celebrating design: ‘An Artist of the Floating World’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro’s second novel, won the Whitbread Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize when first published in 1986. There have been five Faber & Faber paperback editions since, whose cover designs have all drawn on elements of the novel in different ways:   Its | Continue reading Celebrating design: ‘An Artist of the Floating World’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

Dial S(wanson) for Murder

Faber & Faber are delighted to announce the January publication – simultaneously with Morrow in the US – of Her Every Fear, Peter Swanson’s follow-up to last year’s best-selling, breakthrough hit, The Kind Worth Killing.  Described as a brilliant, Hitchcockian thriller, it follows Kate Priddy, who, in an uncharacteristically bold step, moves from London to | Continue reading Dial S(wanson) for Murder

Drawing and Writing: Faber’s Graphic Novels

Editorial director, Angus Cargill, discusses Faber’s graphic novels following a recent appearance at the East London Comics and Arts Festival. Since Paul Karasik and David Mazzuchelli’s graphic novel adaptation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass in 2005, we have published a dozen or so titles; barely enough to be called a ‘list’ really. But it is | Continue reading Drawing and Writing: Faber’s Graphic Novels

Watch: Draw-Along with Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson shows you how to draw the three main characters from his latest graphic novel, Space Dumplins. After Habibi, and the seminal Blankets before it, Craig Thompson’s work took a turn of sorts (not that radical for anyone who has read his debut, Good-bye, Chunky Rice!) with his most recent publication, Space Dumplins, an all-ages | Continue reading Watch: Draw-Along with Craig Thompson

My Inspiration For Strange Star: ‘Frankenstein’ By Mary Shelley

Before writing full-time, I worked for nearly 20 years as an English teacher. There was plenty about it I loved: being with young people, talking books. But Dead Poets Society it ain’t. The reality of sharing your favourite classic novel with young people blank-eyed at their desks period 5 on a Friday afternoon is, believe | Continue reading My Inspiration For Strange Star: ‘Frankenstein’ By Mary Shelley