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Read Sebastian Barry’s Laureate for Irish Fiction speech

At a ceremony held on 8 February 2018 in the Arts Council, Irish President Michael D. Higgins announced Sebastian Barry as the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018–2021. Barry – an award-winning playwright, novelist and poet – is taking over the laureateship from Anne Enright and his three-year term will begin this month. He delivered the following…

Adam Sternbergh: My Favourite Indie

This month we take a trip to Brooklyn, New York, for our latest ‘My Favourite Indie’, with Adam Sternbergh, author of Shovel Ready, Near Enemy and the newly published dystopian-meets-utopian Western, The Blinds. As the cultural editor of New York magazine, he has a deep connection with the area, making his decision all the more…

Faber to publish Jan Morris’s first ever book of Diaries

Faber and Faber are delighted to announce the acquisition of Jan Morris’s In My Mind’s Eye for hardback publication in September 2018. Jan Morris, who celebrated her ninetieth birthday last year and was this week awarded the Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing, is the author of many classic books including Venice, Conundrum, The Pax Britannica Trilogy and Trieste…

Faber announces Unsheltered: an ‘exquisite, brave, funny, political and intimate’ novel for our times by Barbara Kingsolver

Faber is thrilled to announce the publication of Unsheltered on 18 October 2018, a novel by internationally bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver. Editorial Director, Louisa Joyner, said: ‘To be playing a part in the publication of Unsheltered is a​ privilege and a joy. It is signature Kingsolver: exquisite, brave, funny, political and intimate. I cannot wait to share it.’ ‘We’re living through a scary historical…

Hannah Sullivan reads ‘You, Very Young in New York’

Published today, Hannah Sullivan’s debut collection, Three Poems, is a revelation – three long poems of fresh ambition, intensity and substance. To mark it’s publication, we have an exclusive recording of Hannah reading the first poem in the collection, ‘You, Very Young in New York’, described by Lara Feigel as ‘a pellucid slow-motion account of the half-pleasurable…