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Read ‘Theatre 6’ from Sarah Hall’s Madame Zero short story collection

Shortlisted on the 2018 Edge Hill Short Story Prize, Sarah Hall’s Madame Zero is published in paperback this week. The collection is rich in the mythic symbolism of wilderness and wasteland, with tales that blur the natural and urban, mundane and surreal, human and animal. Read ‘Theatre 6’, a dystopian tale from the collection which chillingly…

Faber to publish John Lanchester’s new novel The Wall 

Faber is delighted to be publishing The Wall by the bestselling author of Capital, John Lanchester, in January 2019. Faber acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, plus EU, excluding Canada, from Caradoc King at United Agents. The Wall is a thrilling and hypnotic work of fiction: a mystery story, a love story, a war story and a story about a voyage. Kavanagh begins his…

An extract from the film-poem celebrating 70 years of the NHS: To Provide All People

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act. To honour the occasion Owen Sheers has created a virtuosic ‘film-poem’, To Provide All People,  which Faber published last month and which has subsequently premiered on BBC2. Depicting 24 hours in the service, with a regional hospital at the centre of the action, the poem…