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Faber to publish the bestselling Dutch sensation, The Discomfort of the Evening, by 28-year-old Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

Faber is delighted to announce Marieke Lucas Rijneveld’s unforgettable debut novel, The Discomfort of the Evening. Former Creative Director Lee Brackstone acquired World English rights in a three-way auction from Atlas Contact in the Netherlands. The radical first novel by a celebrated young poet, The Discomfort of the Evening was a bestseller in the Netherlands where it won the prestigious…

Bringing our Faber Stories’ designs to life

In celebration of a new set of Faber Stories, Senior Designer Jonathan Pelham talks about the process behind their innovative cover designs.   2019 marks Faber & Faber’s ninetieth year of publishing. At the beginning of the year, one of the ways we honoured this milestone was by issuing twenty short stories. The stories –…

Faber announces third set of Faber Stories

Faber is delighted to announce a third set of ten titles in its acclaimed Faber Stories series. The ten titles will be published on 17 October 2019, as part of Faber’s ninetieth anniversary celebrations. Bringing together past, present and future, Faber Stories have been put together in collaboration with Gaby Wood, and this final set includes classic and rare stories from Anna Burns, Marianne Moore,…

The Faber Poetry Podcast: Fiona Benson & Julia Copus

In this week’s episode of the podcast, award-winning poets Fiona Benson and Julia Copus join Rachael and Jack in the studio and there are audio postcards from Morgan Parker, Bobby Parker and Wendy Cope. Listen to this episode and subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss forthcoming episodes from the new season and (should…

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…