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Jenny Uglow wins the Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2018

The Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2018 was awarded to Jenny Uglow for her ‘outstanding biography of a secretive genius’, Mr Lear. The award was presented on behalf of the Hawthornden Literary Retreat by Christopher Reid, chairman of the judges, at a reception at the London Library. The Hawthornden Prize rewards works of ‘imaginative literature’ whether prose…

The Fires of Heaven and Hell: Sylvia Plath’s ‘Fever 103°’

From the birth of her daughter to a cut thumb, moments described in Sylvia Plath’s letters become those that enliven her poems. The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume II: 1956–1963 sheds new light on the composition of many of Plath’s Ariel poems. In the case of ‘Fever 103°’, Plath’s correspondence with Paul and Clarissa Roche…

Faber tells the story of 90 years of publishing

The year 2019 marks Faber’s ninetieth anniversary as a publisher of distinctive literature, shaping as well as reflecting our times through books and ideas. Today Faber launches a publishing programme that will celebrate the company’s unique history, authors and design heritage, as part of a magnificent spring list. Our spring catalogue introduces a specially commissioned…