The Fires of Heaven and Hell: Sylvia Plath’s ‘Fever 103°’

From the birth of her daughter to a cut thumb, moments described in Sylvia Plath’s letters become those that enliven her poems. The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume II: 1956–1963 sheds new light on the composition of many of Plath’s Ariel poems. In the case of ‘Fever 103°’, Plath’s correspondence with Paul and Clarissa Roche…

Announcing the 2018 FAB Prize Winners

The Winners Faber Children’s and the Andlyn Agency are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018 Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize for Undiscovered BAME writers and illustrators. Former entrant Reba Khatun is the first prize winner for writing, and illustration student Yu-Hua Lo has won the first prize for Illustration. This year the original…

Read ‘The Crossing’ – a short story taken from Chris Power’s Mothers

Mothers is the debut collection of short stories by Chris Power, an exceptional new literary voice on the Faber list. In Mothers, Chris Power’s stories are peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends – at ancient Swedish burial sites, river crossings on Exmoor, and raucous Mexican weddings. A stand-up with writer’s…