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Faber pre-empts Jo Browning Wroe’s A Terrible Kindness

Louisa Joyner, Associate Publisher, pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights (excl. Canada) from Sue Armstrong at C&W Agency. Faber will publish A Terrible Kindness as a superlead title in spring 2022. It’s 1966 and the night of William Lavery’s graduation as an embalmer. Little does William know that in a few hours he will be volunteering his services at…

A statement in support of Tsitsi Dangarembga

‘Friends. Here is a principle. If you want your suffering to end, you have to act. Action comes from hope. This is the principle of faith and action.’ Tsitsi Dangarembga, before her arrest on 31 July 2020 On 31 July, President Mnangagwa deployed heavily armed soldiers and police onto the streets of the Zimbabwean capital city,…

The Discomfort of Evening wins the International Booker Prize 2020

The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, translated from Dutch by Michele Hutchison, has been named winner of the International Booker Prize 2020. Ten-year-old Jas has a unique way of experiencing her universe: the feeling of udder ointment on her skin as protection against harsh winters; the texture of green warts, like capers, on…

Faber to publish a new portrait of Christopher Nolan by Tom Shone.

We’re delighted to announce the publication of The Nolan Variations on 5 November 2020.   Tom Shone was given unprecedented access to Nolan’s notes, scripts, storyboards and artwork, and deftly navigates the film-maker’s preoccupations, influences, and working methods; as both a writer and director. Nolan discusses the evolution of his pictures, and the writers, artists, directors…

Gabriel Bergmoser on his top horror films

To celebrate the publication of his debut novel, we asked The Hunted author Gabriel Bergmoser which horror movies have made an impact on his writing.   In writing The Hunted, I drew inspiration (read: stole) from many different sources, predominantly the horror films that blew my mind as a teenager. There was a particular thrill…

Announcing On Connection by Kae Tempest

Faber is proud to announce staggering talent Kae Tempest’s first work of non-fiction: a meditation on the power of creative connection to act as the antidote to numbness.   Connection is the first step towards any act of acknowledgement, accountability or responsibility. It offers, whether fleeting or long-lasting, a closeness to all others. It is…

Faber presents Bessie Smith by Jackie Kay

A portrait of the tempestuous life of the pioneering and iconic blues singer by Scotland’s National Poet.   ‘[Bessie Smith] showed me the air and taught me how to fill it … she’s the reason I started singing, really’ – Janis Joplin Bessie Smith was born in Tennessee in 1894. Orphaned by the age of…

New Alan Bennett Talking Heads book for this autumn

Faber and Profile Books are delighted to announce the joint acquisition of two new Alan Bennett Talking Heads monologues. These new additions to the acclaimed and much-loved series will be published together as Two Besides, first as an ebook on 8 July and then in a beautiful hardback edition on 15 October. Each, in its…

Nicola Upson remembers P. D. James

As part of our celebrations for the centenary of P. D. James’ birth, author of the Josephine Tey novels Nicola Upson shares her memories of the crime writing icon.   There’s a pen pot on my desk that means the world to me, a mug in the shape of a rabbit’s face, with eyes that…

The Double X Economy Quiz

How much do you know about gender equality in the global economy? Find out below . . .     The Double X Economy by Linda Scott describes both the shocking gender inequalities built into the global economy and the collective power of women that could be harnessed to turn these around and combat humankind’s most…