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Faber acquires Nervous Conditions and The Book of Not by Tsitsi Dangarembga

Faber is thrilled to announce that Louisa Joyner, Associate Publisher, has acquired World All Language rights in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s previous two novels from Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown.   Nervous Conditions (widely regarded as a classic of African literature) and The Book of Not form the trilogy with This Mournable Body (currently on the shortlist for this year’s Booker Prize). We are overjoyed…

Announcing Richard Thompson’s Beeswing.

The autobiography from world-renowned artist Richard Thompson, co-founder of the legendary folk rock group Fairport Convention, coming 15 April 2021.   ‘Thompson could be said to be an English Dylan – only in some ways he’s even better than that.’ Guardian Richard Thompson came of age at an extraordinary moment in British culture. It was…

Faber announces masterful new novel by Claire Keegan, one of Ireland’s great writers

Faber announces Small Things Like These, a beautiful and delicately wrought short novel by Claire Keegan. The novel will be published in Autumn 2021. Alex Bowler acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Felicity Blunt at Curtis Brown.   Alex Bowler, Publisher, said: An exquisite wintery parable, Claire Keegan’s long-awaited return tells the story of a simple act of…

Announcing Max Porter’s The Death of Francis Bacon.

Madrid. Unfinished. Man Dying. A great painter lies on his deathbed. Max Porter translates into seven extraordinary written pictures the explosive final workings of the artist’s mind. ‘This is my attempt to write as painting, not about it; an attempt to replicate thought, struggle, the struggle of thought, but also the sheer energy of the…

Faber acquires two books from Eula Biss

Associate Publisher Laura Hassan acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada and ANZ) from David Grossman at the David Grossman Literary Agency. Faber will publish Having and Being Had on 7 January 2021.   ‘My adult life can be divided into two distinct parts,’ Eula Biss writes; ‘the time before I owned a washing machine and the time after.’ Having just…

What we’re reading this autumn

Autumn is here, bringing colder weather and a whole load of new books to covet. If you’re wondering what to add to your TBR pile next, we’ve asked Faber staff what they’re reading and recommending this season.   Katie Hall, Marketing Director Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy Flake Matthew Dooley At the moment I’m reading Anna…

Classic Richard Scarry books to be newly published by Faber

Faber have acquired four classic Richard Scarry titles, currently unavailable in the UK.   Publishing in January and March next year, these high-quality gift editions of the very best, most popular titles promise to restore Scarry’s place as a national treasure and bring his best loved characters to a new generation of young  readers.  Richard…

Louisa Joyner and Alex Bowler respond to the Women’s Prize announcement

For the past quarter of a century, the Women’s Prize for Fiction has been an immensely powerful and dynamic force for good. And writers we publish have benefited enormously from the Prize’s support.   However, it appears that since the longlisting of Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater in 2019, the Prize has changed its rules, as the…

Faber Radio presents Dylan Jones

Tune in to Dylan Jones’s synth-heavy New Romantics playlist.   “Punk. Soul. New Romantics. Synth pop. What worlds they were. Sweet Dreams is the story of how these worlds and narratives inter- linked, and how they were all undeniably helixed together. The original New Romantic scene revolved around self-expression, being a platform for identity. Today…