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Faber acquires Miss Dior by Justine Picardie

Faber & Faber will be publishing Miss Dior – the moving and powerful story of Catherine Dior – by Justine Picardie, bestselling author and editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar.  Editorial Director Laura Hassan acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (including Canada) from Sarah Chalfant at the Wylie Agency.  The book is scheduled for publication in Autumn 2020. FSG have acquired Miss Dior for publication in the US….

Faber acquires a riveting exploration of evil

Faber & Faber have acquired a riveting exploration of evil by renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead and writer Eileen Horne. Editorial Director Laura Hassan acquired UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in The Devil You Know: Understanding Human Evil from Sophie Lambert at C&W in a thirteen-way auction. Anna Stein concluded a significant US deal with Daniel Loedel…

Faber Children’s on World Book Day

This World Book Day was a bumper one for Faber Children’s. Across the nation, schools were faced with a whole warren of Podkin One-Ears and friends, a mission of Space Tortoises prepared to blast off, and even some Squishy McFluffs, which is even more impressive, considering Squishy is invisible. But, before we look at all our characters,…

The Pulp Fiction behind Muscle

Alan Trotter discusses which books and films inspired his debut novel Muscle. More than a decade ago I started writing a novel without planning, which is something I would recommend only provided you have a decade to spend writing a novel. To begin with I wrote maybe two pages, which involved a man without a…

World Book Day 2019

This World Book Day, the emphasis is on sharing stories. Not just encouraging children to read for themselves, but reading to them. You don’t just help children embark on journeys to new worlds, you join them on the trip, supporting them on their way. I am the reader I am today because of my mum. Despite her…

Faber and Andlyn announce the opening of the third FAB Prize for Undiscovered BAME Talent

Faber Children’s is now opening submissions for the Faber and Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize for undiscovered BAME writers and illustrators. The last two awards have led to numerous writers and illustrators finding representation and publishing deals. This summer, Faber will be publishing Hannah Lee’s picture book My Hair (Highly Commended for writing, 2017) illustrated by…

Guardian Faber announces The Windrush Betrayal

Guardian Faber is delighted to announce the acquisition of The Windrush Betrayal, a searing portrait of Britain’s hostile environment by the Orwell Prize-winning journalist, Amelia Gentleman. Laura Hassan acquired UK & Commonwealth rights plus Canada and EU from James Pullen at The Wylie Agency. Guardian Faber will publish in October 2019. Paulette Wilson had always assumed she was British. She had spent most of her life in…

Faber acquires debut novel by Rebecca Watson

Faber has won a six-way auction for the debut novel by Rebecca Watson, titled little scratch. Emmie Francis, Editor, acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to two books from Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown. Rights have sold to Doubleday US and Nijgh en van Ditmar in Holland. little scratch tells the story of a day in the life…

Faber announces new book by comedian David Mitchell

Guardian Faber is delighted to announce the acquisition of Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy: And Other Rules to Live By  by the exceptionally funny and much-loved comedian, David Mitchell. Laura Hassan acquired World All Language rights from Ivan Mulcahy at MMBCreative and will publish on 7 November 2019. David Mitchell’s 2014 Sunday Times bestseller, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse, must have…

Announcing Louise Doughty’s ninth novel

Faber & Faber will publish Platform Seven by bestselling author of Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty, on 22 August 2019. Louisa Joyner, Editorial Director, bought World All Languages rights from Antony Harwood at Antony Harwood Limited. Platform Seven is a gripping, brilliant, original and eerily-timely novel. Platform Seven at 4am: Peterborough Railway Station is deserted. The man crossing the covered…

Sam Eastland Competition

Faber & Faber and The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club are giving away five sets of Sam Eastland novels to celebrate the release of his latest thriller, The Elegant Lie. The bundle includes Berlin Red, Red Icon, The Beast in the Red Forest, and The Red Moth. To be in with a chance of winning, simply…