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Faber acquires acclaimed debut novel Whites Can Dance Too by Angolan writer and musician Kalaf Epalanga

Faber has acquired the acclaimed debut novel Whites Can Dance Too by Angolan writer and musician Kalaf Epalanga from Emma Shercliff at Laxfield Literary Associates.  Best known internationally for fronting the Lisbon-based dance collective Buraka Som Sistema, with whom he won an MTV Europe Music Award, Kalaf Epalanga is a celebrated author and columnist. Whites Can Dance Too,…

Faber to publish new non-fiction work from Akwaeke Emezi

Faber will publish Dear Senthuran: A Black spirit memoir, the powerful first non-fiction work from Akwaeke Emezi, the New York Times bestselling author of Freshwater and The Death of Vivek Oji, on 1 July. Dear Senthuran is a raw exploration of identity that shatters boundaries and explodes the way we think about the idea of…

Faber acquires ‘generation-defining’ account of Black gay Britain by Jason Okundaye

Associate publisher Laura Hassan pre-empted UK & Commonwealth and audio rights from Matthew Marland at Rogers, Coleridge & White. There were five rival pre-empts for Jason Okundaye’s Revolutionary Acts: Stories of Love, Brotherhood, and Resilience from Black Gay Britain. Publication is scheduled for Spring 2024. The book is ‘a bold and urgent account of an overlooked aspect of British history, a love…

#ChooseBookshops – Celebrating Our Favourite UK Bookshops

As bookshops reopen across the UK, Faber staff and authors join the campaign to #choosebookshops by sharing the shop they’re most looking forward to returning to this spring.   Ingrid Persaud, author of Love After Love I can’t wait to inhale the smell of new books, tread the gleaming wooden floors, and catch the light…

Faber Radio presents Amit Chaudhuri’s Finding the Raga playlist

Award-winning author and performer Amit Chaudhuri has put together a playlist of music inspired by his new book.   By turns essay, memoir and cultural study, Finding the Raga is Amit Chaudhuri’s singular account of his discovery of, and enduring passion for, North Indian music: an ancient, evolving tradition whose principles and practices will alter the reader’s…

What we’re reading this spring

Find out what Faber staff are reading and recommending this season. From epic young adult fiction to essays on gardening, we’ve got your spring reading covered.   Stephen Page, Executive Chair This One Sky Day Leone Ross This superb novel explodes with life from the first page. Taking place during a single day on the imagined…

Faber acquires new novel from John Banville

Faber has acquired April in Spain, the sumptuous, sun-kissed follow up to the bestselling Snow from the Booker Prize-winning author John Banville.   Publishing Director Angus Cargill acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Alba Ziegler-Bailey at the Wylie Agency. Faber will publish on 7 October 2021. In the idyllic city of San Sebastián on…

Quiz: Do you know why people commit hate crimes?

In The Science of Hate, Professor Matthew Williams explores the tipping point between prejudice and hate. Find out how much you know about hate in our quiz . . .     Are our brains wired to hate? Does online hate incite violence on the streets? With hate crimes at an all-time high, what can…

Faber announces the acquisition of Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer by Philip Watson

Faber announces the acquisition of Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer by Philip Watson, the definitive biography of guitar icon and Grammy Award-winning artist, Bill Frisell, published Spring 2022.  ‘Bill Frisell plays the guitar like Miles Davis played the trumpet.’ The New Yorker Over a period of forty-five years, Bill Frisell has established himself as one of…

Faber acquires new novel from Leïla Slimani

Faber has acquired The Country of Others, the latest novel from French-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani, the international bestselling author of Lullaby and Adèle.   A bestseller in France, The Country of Others is set between the final years of the Second World War and 1956, when Morocco gained independence from France. It is inspired in part by the story of Slimani’s grandparents, and is the…