Faber to publish US comedian Samantha Irby’s We Are Never Meeting in Real Life in January 2019

   ‘Irby’s essays are by turns eye-wateringly hilarious and down-to-earth and authentic, delivering emotional punches that tell us about what it is to be human. An utterly talented and wickedly funny writer who deserves every success.’ Nikesh Shukla As a writer and performer, Samantha Irby is a force of nature. Irby rose to prominence with her filthy, devastating and hilarious blog bitches gotta…

‘The Prophet’ by Ted Hughes

This is the last poem that Ted Hughes was working on before his death in 1998. It is a translation of Pushkin’s ‘The Prophet’. The Prophet  Crazed by my soul’s thirst Through a dark land I staggered, And a six-winged seraph Halted me at a crossroads. With fingers of dream He touched my eye-pupils. My…

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…

Faber announces the publication of Kudos by Rachel Cusk

Kudos is the third novel in a trilogy comprising Outline (2014) and Transit (2016). It will be published in hardback on 3 May 2018, alongside paperback reissues of the first two novels.  Mitzi Angel, Publisher, says: “Rachel Cusk’s novel completes her masterful trilogy with overwhelming power. In electrifying prose, Cusk asks: how might we reconstitute a person? How might we reconstruct a…