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Faber to publish memoir about male friendship and grief by Michael Pedersen

Faber is to publish Boy Friends by Michael Pedersen, the first work of non-fiction from the poet and co-founder of Scottish arts collective, Neu! Reekie!.   Publishing Director Alexa von Hirschberg acquired world all languages rights, including audio, from Becky Thomas at Lewinsohn Literary. Boy Friends is scheduled for Summer 2022.     In Boy Friends, Pedersen attempts…

What we’re reading this summer

Wondering what book to pick up next for the (hopefully) hotter weeks ahead? Take a look at which titles Faber staff are reading and recommending this summer.   Angus Cargill, Publishing Director Open Water Caleb Azumah Nelson I recently read this short, intense, troubling, sad, musical novel – which brilliantly makes use of the second person…

Faber launches Faber Editions

Faber Editions is an exciting new list dedicated to spotlighting radical literary voices from history. Curated from Faber’s 90-year archive and beyond, titles will be published quarterly. With bold covers inspired by Faber’s iconic design heritage, each £8.99 flapped paperback will feature a new foreword by a contemporary champion. The launch title in August 2021…

Faber acquires Yan Ge’s English language debuts

Publishing Director Angus Cargill has bought UK & Commonwealth rights to a collection of short stories and a novel by Yan Ge from Matt Turner at RCW in an exclusive submission. North American rights were then pre-empted by Rebekah Jett at Scribner.  Cargill, who published Yan Ge’s short story ‘How I Fell in Love with…

Faber to publish Kirsty Sedgman’s On Being Unreasonable

Faber to publish Kirsty Sedgman’s ‘timely and thought-provoking’ book on human behaviour, On Being Unreasonable. Guardian Faber acquired World All Languages and audio rights from Jaime Marshall at J. P. Marshall Literary Agency. Publication is scheduled for 4 August 2022. In On Being Unreasonable, Sedgman shows us how we can develop new rules of engagement…

Announcing two major works from Eliza Clark

Libby Marshall, Assistant Editor, acquired World English Language rights in a two-book deal from Rachel Mann at the Jo Unwin Literary Agency. Clark’s as-yet-untitled second novel is scheduled for publication in Spring 2023. Told in the investigative style of true crime, the novel explores the events leading up to the brutal murder of a teenager…

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…