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Read an extract from Patient X by David Peace

David Peace’s new novel, Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, follows the life story of the great Japanese writer. Here’s an extract on Akutagawa’s growing obsession with books. House of Books . . . Book after book, book by book, pile by pile, shelf by shelf, screen by screen and wall by wall, you…

Faber announces Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs 

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs by Costa Award winner Christopher Reid, who wrote the collection in response to an invitation from the Estate of T. S. Eliot. The idea for a collection of poetry about dogs came to Eliot himself, when in conversation with his driver, who gave him the highly promising phrase ‘consequential dogs’. Eliot,…

Announcing Lanny, Max Porter’s second novel 

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Max Porter’s second novel, Lanny. There’s a village sixty miles outside London. It’s no different from many other villages in England: one pub, one church, red-brick cottages, council cottages and a few bigger houses dotted about. Voices rise up, as they might do anywhere, speaking of loving and…

The Wonderful World of Wes Anderson: A Quiz in Ten Questions

This week marks the release of the new Wes Anderson film, Isle of Dogs, a stop-motion animation about a gang of dogs who are banished to a vast garbage dump called Trash Island. We are publishing the screenplay and, to celebrate, we have devised a quiz about the wonderful world of Wes Anderson.    …