About Us

Founded in 1929 in London, Faber & Faber is one of the world's great publishing houses. Our list of authors includes thirteen Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners. We are proud to publish the foremost voices in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama, with writers including T. S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, Harold Pinter, Sylvia Plath, William Golding, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Competition Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to the competition for Complicité’s production of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. Only one entry per person is allowed. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. Entrants must be residents of the UK or Ireland. This prize draw is not open to employees or contractors of the Promoter or their…

FAB Prize 2017

Faber & Faber and the Andlyn Literary Agency launch new prize to find Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers and illustrators for children.    Faber Children’s has teamed up with the Andlyn Literary Agency to create the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize to help discover new writers and illustrators from BAME backgrounds, and to…

The Gordon Burn Prize

About the prize The Gordon Burn Prize was founded in 2012 to celebrate the legacy of the late author, Gordon Burn. A fearless and forensic writer, Newcastle-born Burn was a literary polymath, who wrote in depth on subjects ranging from celebrity to serial killers, politics to contemporary art, sport to the media. The Gordon Burn…

The History of Faber: 1990s

To the literary historian, the obvious landmarks of the 90s are the achievements of long-established writers. This was, after all, the decade in which four Faber authors – Derek Walcott (1992), Seamus Heaney (1995), Wislawa Szymborska (1996) and Günter Grass (1999) – won the Nobel Prize. It was also the decade that gave its glittering…

The History of Faber: 1980s

In 1980, when Charles Monteith retired, Matthew Evans became Chairman and Managing Director. The next year Robert McCrum, who had arrived in 1979 from Chatto, became Editorial Director. Though the company had advertised for a commissioning editor in the hope of revivifying its list, it still had its intimate, singular ways of making appointments. Once…

The History of Faber: 1970s

In 1971 the cover of the Faber & Faber Spring and Summer catalogue proudly displayed an artist’s impression of the company’s brave new building at 3 Queen Square. The old premises at 24 Russell Square were being repossessed by London University (much modified, they are now part of the School of Oriental and African Studies)….

The History of Faber: 1960s

It is extraordinary that, as the 1960s began, three of those original Faber and Gwyer directors – T.S. Eliot, Richard de la Mare and Sir Geoffrey Faber (he had been knighted in 1954) – were still directors of Faber & Faber. Eliot, however, was suffering ill health and becoming less involved in the company. Sir…

The History of Faber: 1950s

By 1950, Faber & Faber had weathered depression, recession and war and had managed to grow. The company now had 109 staff, compared to 13 in 1930. In the first years of the decade its literary commitment seemed as serious as ever. In 1950 it published Eliot’s The Cocktail Party, Auden’s Collected Shorter Poems, and…