Faber announces launch of Faber Educational Editions

Faber is delighted to announce the launch of a new series of educational editions for students at GCSE, IGCSE and A Level. Each edition combines the complete text of a major curricular work with an approachable, stimulating and author-approved study guide. Henry Volans, Digital and New Business Director, comments: ‘Faber books have been studied in…

New Alan Bennett Diaries for Autumn 2016

Faber & Faber and Profile Books are delighted to announce the joint acquisition of Alan Bennett’s Keeping On Keeping On, his diaries from 2005 to 2015. Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, each published ten years apart. This latest collection contains Bennett’s…

Fiction is Freedom

Are there good days in prison? I’ve wondered about this while passing HMP Pentonville on my way in to town. I hope so because the countless Serco vans that sail through my neighbourhood every day indicate that we’re locking up a lot of people. These cells in motion symbolise the privatisation of the incarceration industry…

Alan Bennett Donates his Archive to the Bodleian

Alan Bennett has announced that he is to donate his life’s work to Oxford’s Bodleian library. Among the many pieces will be unpublished manuscripts and early drafts of stage, television and radio plays. The scholarly work of one of the world’s most famous libraries keeps being interrupted by cackles of laughter, as staff in the…