Craig Thompson talks Habibi

We mentioned a couple of weeks ago rather excitedly that Craig Thompson, over to promote Habibi, was about to arrive in the UK – for the first time ever. Craig managed to pack in no fewer than four events in the brief time he was here, including the highlight – the Comica event – which…

Keija Parssinen: Intercultural Affairs

This month we welcome to the Faber list American author Keija Parssinen with debut novel The Ruins of Us. Set in Saudi Arabia in 2005, it tells the story of an American woman who discovers her Saudi husband of 25 years has a second wife, which triggers her struggle to retain her hard-earned place as…

Krys Lee: Outside-Insider

We’re delighted this month to publish Drifting House, a dazzling debut story collection from Korean-American author Krys Lee. As this review in Prospect magazine says, the characters in the stories – from both North and South Korea – possess ‘an almost ghostly quality’, as they struggle to integrate and adjust to life in either native…

A Leonard Two-Hander

After three acclaimed thrillers (Quiver, Trust Me and All He Saw Was the Girl), Peter Leonard returns with a real humdinger, a cat-and-mouse thriller which moves from 1970s Detroit to Munich as it follows its hero, Harry Levin, and his attempts to avenge the death of his daughter. [Scroll down for an introduction from Peter’s…

Doreen Lawrence: And Still I Rise

In 2006, Faber published Doreen Lawrence’s memoir And Still I Rise. It is a harrowing but important and moving book. The rawness of Doreen’s grief and anger is palpable. Among many memorable passages is her recollection of the night of her son Stephen’s murder in April 1993 and the days that followed it, when police…