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Announcing Robert Wyatt and Alfie Benge, Side by Side.

Presenting the life’s work of two of British music’s most unique and timeless artists, with an introduction by Jarvis Cocker.   Side by Side presents the lyrics, poems, writings and drawings of innovative musician Robert Wyatt and his creative partner, English painter and songwriter Alfie Benge. Artist and collaborator Brian Eno said ‘Whenever an aspiring…

Amelia Gentleman reads from her Orwell Prize shortlisted book The Windrush Betrayal

‘[Gentleman’s] reporting proves why an independent press is so vital.’ Reni Eddo-Lodge ‘A timely reminder of what truly great journalists can achieve.’ David Olusoga ‘It is impossible to overstate the importance of this heartbreaking book.’ James O’Brien Amelia Gentleman’s exposé of the Windrush scandal shocked the nation, and led to the resignation of Amber Rudd…

Pre-order Akwaeke Emezi’s The Death of Vivek Oji

The captivating, complex and mercurial new novel from the author of Freshwater.   They burned down the market on the day Vivek Oji died. One afternoon, a mother opens her front door to find the length of her son’s body stretched out on the veranda, swaddled in akwete material, his head on her welcome mat….

Faber announces a chilling new collection of stories from John Lanchester

Faber to publish Reality, and Other Stories by John Lanchester   Faber will publish Reality, and Other Stories by John Lanchester, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Wall, on 1 October. Alex Bowler, Publisher, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, plus EU, excluding Canada, from Caradoc King at United Agents. Lanchester’s first book of shorter fiction is a gathering of modern ghost stories and uncanny contemporary tales. Alex Bowler said:…

Faber acquires Matthew Williams’s The Science of Hate

Associate publisher, Laura Hassan, acquired WAL rights from Anwen Hooson at Bird Literary Agency.  Publication is scheduled for March 2021. Why do people commit hate crimes? A world-leading criminologist explores the tipping point between prejudice and hate crime, analysing human behaviour across the globe and throughout history in this vital book. As a Professor of Criminology with…

Faber Radio presents Richard King

Richard King introduces his Tan Corduroy Jacket Sutras.   “This is a two-hour playlist of contemplative music from Brazil, France, Algiers, Belgium, Venezuela, Cameroon and America and none, I realise as I write this, from the UK. It’s been compiled with the idea of enabling the listener to spend time in a sort of universal…

Faber Acquires Heart-Wrenching Graphic Novel Based on Incredible True Story About Growing up in a Refugee Camp

        <break> Faber to publish When Stars Are Scattered, a remarkable graphic novel depicting life in a refugee camp through the eyes of a child. Omar Mohamed’s heart-wrenching true story is brought to life with stunning illustrations from bestselling graphic novelist, Victoria Jamieson. <break> Omar and his brother Hassan, two Somali boys, have…

Q&A with author Linda Scott

Linda Scott is the author of The Double X Economy, an urgent analysis of global gender inequality and a passionately argued case for change. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the UK’s Equal Pay Act, we’ve been talking to Linda about how far we’ve really come . . .   Source: Independent / GETTY It…

The View From My Window | Claire McGlasson

No matter where you live, coronavirus has altered daily life. We’ve asked Faber authors to share a snapshot of their lives in lockdown. I felt seen. Sitting at my desk in the writing shed in my garden in rural Cambridgeshire, I usually find solitude and seclusion. Stepping across the dewed lawn in my pyjamas at…

The View From My Window | Nickolas Butler

No matter where you live, coronavirus has altered daily life. We’ve asked Faber authors to share a snapshot of their lives in lockdown. TWO WINDOWS AND A VISTA OF WISCONSIN My family and I live on sixteen acres about ten miles south of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Our property is a bite-sized former chunk of a…