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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

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