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Faber to relaunch two iconic books by the celebrated American essayist and novelist Elizabeth Hardwick

Faber will publish Sleepless Nights and Seduction and Betrayal in July 2019. The reissues will feature striking cover designs and new forewords by Eimear McBride and Deborah Levy championing Hardwick’s writing. Faber describe Sleepless Nights (1979) as “a kaleidoscopic scrapbook of one woman’s memories; a collage of fiction and memoir, letters and essays, portraits and dreams, and one of the greatest New…

Faber to publish third children’s book by Chloe Daykin

Faber Children’s will be releasing Chloe Daykin’s third novel for children this summer. Fire Girl, Forest Boy, set in the Peruvian rainforest, is the story of two children, one running away, one running home. Tensions rise as ancient myth meets the modern world. Editorial Director Alice Swan bought world rights from Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan…

Faber to publish collection celebrating the London Review of Books’ 40th anniversary

Faber & Faber will be publishing a collection of new material from the archives of the London Review of Books to celebrate the journal’s 40th anniversary in October 2019. Creative Director Lee Brackstone and Assistant Editor Ella Griffiths acquired World All Language rights from the LRB directly, who will be closely involved in this collaborative project. The London Review of…

In support of Alaa al-Aswany 

On 14 March, Egypt Today reported that the celebrated novelist Alaa al–Aswany is to be sued in the Egyptian military court for ‘insulting the president, the Armed Forces, and judicial institutions’ in the articles he writes for the German broadcaster and website Deutsche Welle. As Alaa’s British publisher, we at Faber are gravely concerned by this news. We…

Faber acquires picture book from FAB Prize entrants

Faber Chidren’s is thrilled to announce the acquisition of My Hair, the picture book debut of both writer Hannah Lee, and illustrator Allen Fatimarahan. This is the first acquisition by Faber from the entries to the Faber and Andlyn BAME (FAB) prize for undiscovered writers and illustrators. Hannah Lee was highly commended in 2017, and Allen Fatimaharan…

Cover Design: Ted Hughes’ Nature Poems

As part of our 90th celebrations, we commissioned five printmakers to design artwork for new editions of some of Ted Hughes’s most popular nature poems. To celebrate the first day of spring, we asked Eleanor Crow, who selected and commissioned all five of the printmakers, along with the printmakers themselves, to tell us a bit…

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…