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Faber announces new book by comedian David Mitchell

Guardian Faber is delighted to announce the acquisition of Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy: And Other Rules to Live By  by the exceptionally funny and much-loved comedian, David Mitchell. Laura Hassan acquired World All Language rights from Ivan Mulcahy at MMBCreative and will publish on 7 November 2019. David Mitchell’s 2014 Sunday Times bestseller, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse, must have…

Announcing Louise Doughty’s ninth novel

Faber & Faber will publish Platform Seven by bestselling author of Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty, on 22 August 2019. Louisa Joyner, Editorial Director, bought World All Languages rights from Antony Harwood at Antony Harwood Limited. Platform Seven is a gripping, brilliant, original and eerily-timely novel. Platform Seven at 4am: Peterborough Railway Station is deserted. The man crossing the covered…

Sam Eastland Competition

Faber & Faber and The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club are giving away five sets of Sam Eastland novels to celebrate the release of his latest thriller, The Elegant Lie. The bundle includes Berlin Red, Red Icon, The Beast in the Red Forest, and The Red Moth. To be in with a chance of winning, simply…

Cats on the Page exhibition

Having spent the last few months supplying artwork, suggestions and authors to the British Library for their new Cats on the Page exhibition, I was delighted to see the whole exhibition open this December. I’m an avowed cat lover but it’s sure to delight anyone with an interest in literature, however feline-averse they might be….

Hannah Sullivan’s Three Poems wins the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry 2018

We are delighted that Hannah Sullivan has been awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for her debut collection, Three Poems.   After months of reading and deliberation, Sinéad Morrissey (Chair), Daljit Nagra and Clare Pollard chose the winner from a strong shortlist of five women and five men, with five debut collections on this…

Faber announces The Lark Ascending by Richard King

Faber is delighted to announce The Lark Ascending by Richard King, the bestselling and critically-acclaimed author of How Soon Is Now? and Original Rockers, for publication on 6 June 2018. Richard King’s new book is a history of the British countryside told through the relationship between music and landscape. Written by one of our most celebrated cultural historians, The Lark Ascending is a…

Faber Members launches an exciting Spring programme and new logo design for the 90th anniversary year

2019 marks Faber & Faber’s ninetieth anniversary as publishers of distinctive literature. To celebrate, Faber Members is delighted to launch a rich Spring programme of events which showcases our remarkable authors and their work, past and present. Man Booker Prize-winner Anna Burns will be in conversation with Editorial Director Louisa Joyner, and will read from…

Extract: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Read an essay from Samantha Irby’s New York Times Bestselling collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.   In this painfully funny collection, Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the rubbish bin she calls her life. From an ill-fated pilgrimage to Nashville to scatter her estranged father’s ashes to awkward sexual encounters…