Founded in 1929 in London, Faber & Faber is one of the world's great publishing houses. Our list of authors includes thirteen Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners. We are proud to publish the foremost voices in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama and children's books, with writers including T. S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, Harold Pinter, Sylvia Plath, William Golding, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney and Kazuo Ishiguro.

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  • What we're reading this autumnBook recommendations from Faber staff to inspire your autumn reading pile
  • Cats or Dogs?To celebrate the publication of Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs, we asked some of our authors and staff to tell us a little bit about their cats or dogs
  • Extract: Milkman by Anna BurnsRead an excerpt from the Booker Prize-shortlisted novel

featured

  • What we're reading this autumnBook recommendations from Faber staff to inspire your autumn reading pile
  • Cats or Dogs?To celebrate the publication of Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs, we asked some of our authors and staff to tell us a little bit about their cats or dogs
  • Extract: Milkman by Anna BurnsRead an excerpt from the Booker Prize-shortlisted novel

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Paperback Picks

  • The Grip of Film

    The Grip of Film

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    Richard Ayoade
    9780571316564
    Paperback
    368
    You SLUG the guy.You KISS the dame. You TOTAL the car.That's movies. And I love 'em.Gordy LaSure’s passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he’ll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking about film, and how they’d be a shit-ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure.The voyage of this book can be categorised as an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible? How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky’s, Dirty Harry) are any good at all? Gordy’ll tell you How and Why, and he’ll give you a shot of Wherefore on the side. And he doesn’t shoot from the hip; he shoots from the gut.
  • A Book of Untruths

    A Book of Untruths

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    Miranda Doyle
    9780571331680
    Paperback
    272
    A Book of Untruths is a family story told through lies. This is a book about love, marriage, childhood, ageing, and the terrible acts we commit, remember and forget. It is about how we build a sense of ourselves through the stories we tell and the memories we shape. Shocking, invigorating and revelatory, A Book of Untruths shows that with every breath we take, another untruth may come out.
  • The City Always Wins

    The City Always Wins

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    Omar Robert Hamilton
    9780571332663
    Paperback
    320
    *** Winner of the the Betty Trask Prize 2018 ***Egypt, 2011: this is a revolution. On the streets of Cairo, a violent uprising is transforming the course of history. Mariam and Khalil, two young activists, are swept up in the fervour. Their lives will never be the same again. The City Always Wins captures the feverish intensity of the 2011 Egyptian revolution ­­– from the euphoria of mass protests, to the silence of the morgue – piercing the bloody heart of the uprising.
  • English, August: An Indian Story

    English, August: An Indian Story

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    Upamanyu Chatterjee
    9780571345892
    Paperback
    352
    Agastya Sen, known to friends by the English name August, is a child of the Indian elite. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. August himself has just landed a prize government job, which takes him to Madna – a town with the highest temperatures in India – deep in the sticks. There he finds himself surrounded by incompetents and cranks, time wasters, bureaucrats, and crazies. What to do? Get stoned, shirk work, collapse in the heat, stare at the ceiling. Dealing with the locals turns out to be much easier than living with himself. English, August is a comic masterpiece from contemporary India.

Nobel Prize-Winning Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

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    Kazuo Ishiguro
    9780571258093
    Paperback
    304
    The top ten bestseller from the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the DayShortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeIn one of the most acclaimed novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.
  • The Remains of the Day (Faber Modern Classics)

    The Remains of the Day (Faber Modern Classics)

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    Kazuo Ishiguro
    9780571322732
    Paperback
    272
    The Remains of the Day won the 1989 Booker Prize and cemented Kazuo Ishiguro's place as one of the world's greatest writers. David Lodge, chairman of the judges in 1989, said, it's 'a cunningly structured and beautifully paced performance'. This is a haunting evocation of lost causes and lost love, and an elegy for England at a time of acute change. Ishiguro's work has been translated into more than forty languages and has sold millions of copies worldwide. Stevens, the long-serving butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the countryside, but also into his own past. Reflecting on his years of service, he must re-examine his life in the face of changing Britain, and question whether his dignity and properness have come at a greater cost to himself.
  • The Buried Giant (Faber Members)

    The Buried Giant (Faber Members)

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    Kazuo Ishiguro
    9780571325689
    Paperback
    352
    Faber's first Collectors' Edition presents Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel in a beautifully-made and exclusive volume. Our Collectors' edition of The Buried Giant has been printed by the traditional lithographic method on a small, sheetfed, Heidelberg press, using premium cream woodfree paper. Each volume is sewn and bound by hand, using a quarter-bound case of real cloth and printed panels front and back, with gold foiling and lamination. The books are finished with full colour printed endpapers, head and tail bands and a ribbon marker. 'There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay...' The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day. The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards - some strange and other-worldly - but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.
  • An Artist of the Floating World

    An Artist of the Floating World

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    Kazuo Ishiguro
    9780571330386
    Paperback
    224
    Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017Shortlisted for the Booker Prize1948: Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of World War II, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future. The celebrated painter Masuji Ono fills his days attending to his garden, his two grown daughters and his grandson, and his evenings drinking with old associates in quiet lantern-lit bars. His should be a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to the past - to a life and a career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism - a dark shadow begins to grow over his serenity.

Quite Interesting Facts

  • 1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop

    1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop

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    John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
    9780571308958
    Paperback
    368
    Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten.Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. J. K Rowling has no middle name. The first computer mouse was made of wood.If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on QI's website.
  • 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off

    1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off

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    John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
    9780571297931
    Paperback
    336
    Did you know that: cows moo in regional accents; the entire internet weighs less than a grain of sand; the dialling code from Britain to Russia is 007; potatoes have more chromosomes than human beings; the London Underground has made more money from its famous map than it has from running trains; Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced 'Chin chin' and means penis; the water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body; Scotland has twice as many pandas as Conservative MPs; Saddam's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker; Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, it is explicitly illegal in Britain to use a machinegun to kill a hedgehog. 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off will make you look at the universe (and your socks) in an alarming new way.
  • 1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless

    1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless

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    John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
    9780571329830
    Paperback
    352
    The QI team have blown your socks off, made your jaw drop and knocked you sideways. Now they return with 1,234 brand-new mind-blowing facts that will leave you speechless.- Flowers get suntans.- Denmark imports prisoners.- Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest.- The Republic of Ireland first got postcodes in 2015.- Martin Luther King Jr got a C+ in Public Speaking.- No one in the UK dies of 'natural causes'.- Penguins can't taste fish.
  • 1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over

    1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over

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    John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin, Anne Miller
    9780571339105
    Paperback
    400
    The eye-popping, gob-smacking, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI serves up a brand new selection of 1,423 facts to bowl you over.Iceland imports ice cubesA group of ladybirds is called a lovelinessIt is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name a child SandiEight billion particles of fog can fit into a teaspoonPeople who read books live longer than people who don’tPrince Philip was born on a kitchen table in CorfuNo human beings have ever had sex in spaceNetflix’s biggest competitor is sleepMice sigh up to 40 times an hour