Extract: ‘Prometheus: Fire and Poetry’ from THE INKY DIGIT OF DEFIANCE by Tony Harrison

To mark Tony Harrison’s 80th birthday, we’re pleased to share one of his most erudite pieces on post-Communist Europe and his film Prometheus (1998), taken from the newly published The Inky Digit of Defiance: Selected Prose 1966–2016. This richly varied selection of Tony Harrison’s provocative prose of the last fifty years, edited with a foreword…

Derek Walcott (1930–2017)

It has been a huge honour to have published Derek Walcott across four decades. He was a true presence who filled the literary landscape and did so with a delicacy of touch. We have lost a giant of literature. 54 This page is a cloud between whose fraying edges a headland with mountains appears brokenly…

Faber acquires SUGAR MONEY by Jane Harris

Faber & Faber is delighted to announce the acquisition of Orange Prize-shortlisted Jane Harris’ third novel, Sugar Money. Editorial Director Angus Cargill bought UK & Commonwealth rights from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown in a major deal. Based on a little-known true story, Sugar Money is described as a ‘heart-breaking trip into our troubled colonial past, and a stunning…

New Faber Social website launches today

The new Faber Social website goes live today. It represents our editorial commitment to the finest writing about, and from within, the world of popular music. There are close to 100 books listed, in print and on the backlist, and I would modestly claim this is an unrivaled catalogue, featuring some of the finest artists and…