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Faber announces Stewart Lee’s March of the Lemmings

Faber & Faber is delighted to announce a new book from multiple British Comedy Award and BAFTA winning comedian and writer Stewart Lee, March of the Lemmings, publishing on 5 September to coincide with a new touring show, Snowflake/Tornado. As a Metropolitan Elitist Snowflake, Stewart Lee was disappointed by the Brexit referendum result of 2016. But he knew…

90th Anniversary Reading List

In celebration of our ninetieth anniversary this year, current Faber staff members have been given the tricky task of selecting their three favourite Faber books. Find out which books have made their mark from ninety years of publishing.   Hayley Sothinathan, Faber Members Manager The Sense of Movement by Thom Gunn I stumbled on this collection…

Faber to publish new book by bestselling writing duo E. Foley and B. Coates

Faber & Faber have signed the ‘fabulous’ new book by bestselling writing duo E. Foley and B. Coates. On behalf of Editorial Director Laura Hassan – currently on maternity leave – Louisa Joyner acquired World All Languages rights directly from the authors. You Goddess! Lessons in Being Legendary from Awesome Immortals takes us on a colourful tour of world…

Francesca Simon to Give the Gift of Goats

The bestselling author donates to the charity Shivia, in celebration of the publication of her new picture book, The Goat Café.   Francesca Simon has donated £750 to support four families become goat farmers in West Bengal, through the charity Shivia, in celebration of her brand-new picture book, with Leo Broadley, The Goat Café. All of…

Simon Armitage is appointed Poet Laureate for the United Kingdom

‘It’s a huge honour to be appointed Poet Laureate, one of the great high offices of literature. Over the past two decades the laureateship has become a working role, with previous laureates actively involved in the promotion of poetry and in numerous initiatives to identify and encourage talent, especially within education and among younger writers;…

Faber Children’s to publish Akwaeke Emezi’s debut YA novel, Pet

Faber Children’s have acquired the rights to Akwaeke Emezi’s debut YA novel Pet, which asks the important question – how do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist? Annie Eaton, covering for Faber Children’s Publisher Leah Thaxton, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Alba Ziegler-Bailey and Ekin Oklap at…

The Loss of Lyra McKee

In the last ten days I have witnessed three standing ovations. The first was on Monday 15 April at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast where two Man Booker Prize winners – Anne Enright and Anna Burns – shared the stage to celebrate a turning point in the cultural history of Northern Ireland: Milkman, a novel…

BookTrust steps up to support the FAB Prize

Announced yesterday at their event launching BookTrust Represents, BookTrust are joining Faber & Faber and the Andlyn Agency for the third annual FAB Prize, which searches for undiscovered UK-based BAME talent in both writing and illustration.   BookTrust will be offering additional prizes to both prize winners and runners up, as well as supporting the…

Faber to relaunch two iconic books by the celebrated American essayist and novelist Elizabeth Hardwick

Faber will publish Sleepless Nights and Seduction and Betrayal in July 2019. The reissues will feature striking cover designs and new forewords by Eimear McBride and Deborah Levy championing Hardwick’s writing. Faber describe Sleepless Nights (1979) as “a kaleidoscopic scrapbook of one woman’s memories; a collage of fiction and memoir, letters and essays, portraits and dreams, and one of the greatest New…

Faber to publish third children’s book by Chloe Daykin

Faber Children’s will be releasing Chloe Daykin’s third novel for children this summer. Fire Girl, Forest Boy, set in the Peruvian rainforest, is the story of two children, one running away, one running home. Tensions rise as ancient myth meets the modern world. Editorial Director Alice Swan bought world rights from Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan…