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Faber to publish Steph Cha’s UK debut Your House Will Pay

Faber & Faber is delighted to announce Steph Cha’s blistering UK debut, Your House Will Pay: a timely and unforgettable novel about the intertwined fates of two families. Editorial Director Angus Cargill acquired UK & Commonwealth rights excluding Canada from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein on behalf of Massie & McQuilkin . Faber will publish…

Guardian Faber to publish Decline and Fail by John Crace

Guardian Faber will publish Decline and Fail by John Crace, the bestselling author of I, Maybot, on 7th November 2019. Fred Baty bought world all language rights from Matthew Hamilton at the Hamilton Agency. ‘Optimism, mojo, complete bollocks. That’s what the country is crying out for.’ There is now only one certainty in life. When…

Disposable Diaries: Dana Czapnik

Our next Disposable Diaries feature comes from American author Dana Czapnik, whose debut novel The Falconer publishes this August. Set in 1990s New York, it memorably captures the voice of a young woman in the first flush of freedom and is set to become a coming-of-age classic. In her photo series below, Dana Czapnik uses lines…

Upcoming changes to faber.co.uk

This September will see the launch of a dedicated webshop here at Faber.co.uk. Bringing together the best of our frontlist and backlist, alongside special editions and exclusive products for Faber Members, the shop will be the destination to discover your next Faber read or find a perfect present for the book-lover in your life. Our…

The Faber Poetry Podcast: Mary Jean Chan & Rebecca Tamás

In episode two of the new series, Rachael and Jack are joined in the studio by Mary Jean Chan and Rebecca Tamás to chat about recurring themes and preoccupations in their work – from fencing to the ecological world, the mother to the non-human. Audio postcards this week come from Paige Lewis, Peter Scupham and…

Faber Children’s to publish Alwyn Hamilton’s The Notorious Virtues

Rights to New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author Alwyn Hamilton’s The Notorious Virtues and two other titles have been acquired by Faber Children’s for publication from May 2020.   Alice Swan, Editorial Director for Faber Children’s acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Molly Ker Hawn at the Bent Agency and says of the deal: “Alwyn…

The Faber Poetry Podcast (series 2, episode 1): Joe Dunthorne & Will Harris

Woo hoo we’re back! In the first episode of the new series, Rachael and Jack discuss typewriters, ‘poety’ backpacks, ruffles and codpieces (and much more) with their studio guests Joe Dunthrone and Will Harris and feature audio postcards sent to them by Simon Armitage, Heather Christle and Isabel Galleymore.    Listen to this episode and…

Shell Life on the Seashore

Illustrations by Amanda Dilworth taken from Shell Life on the Seashore by Philip Street, first published in 1962 and reissued in August 2019 with a fold-out jacket and a new introduction by Philip Hoare. Shells not shown to scale 1 Common limpet (Patella vulgata) 2 Blue-rayed limpet (Patella pellucida) 3 Keyhole limpet (Diodora graeca) 4…

Sue Prideaux wins the 2019 Hawthornden Prize for Literature

I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche by Sue Prideaux has been awarded the 2019 Hawthornden Prize for Literature. Dame Hermione Lee, the head judge, said ‘the Hawthornden Prize judges all agreed that (in a very strong year for the prize) this magnificent biography of a very strange and difficult subject is wonderfully well-written, lucid…

Faber announces ‘full blooded’ Australian debut Sunburnt Country

Faber will publish Sunburnt Country or The Hunted (title TBC), the debut novel by 27-year-old Australian author Gabriel Bergmoser. Angus Cargill, Editorial Director, bought UK and Comm excluding Aus/NZ/Canada rights, from Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown. The book is scheduled for publication in late summer 2020. Sunburnt Country has already been optioned for film by…

Faber announces a new novel from Eimear McBride

Faber is delighted to announce a major work of fiction from Eimear McBride. Alex Bowler, Publisher, acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights (excluding Canada) from Tracy Bohan at the Wylie Agency. Publication is scheduled for February 2020. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish the novel in the US and McClelland & Stewart in Canada. A nameless woman enters…

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…