Celebrating Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

The monstrous creature that steps out of the painting looks so terrifying that Jam thinks that it must be evil. But, as the novel goes on, we get to know the ‘monster’ named Pet, and Pet goes on to ask: do we always know what evil looks like? Where and what are the modern day…

Winners revealed for the FAB Prize 2019

2019 Faber Andlyn (FAB) Prize Awarded Jointly to Nadia Attia and Ayesha Braganza and to Sarah Christou and Simji Park. The Faber Andlyn BAME Prize for undiscovered writers and illustrators was announced at a reception for agents, media, 2019 shortlistees, past winners and invited guests at Faber & Faber on Tuesday September 24th 2019. This…

Faber announces Stewart Lee’s March of the Lemmings

Faber & Faber is delighted to announce a new book from multiple British Comedy Award and BAFTA winning comedian and writer Stewart Lee, March of the Lemmings, publishing on 5 September to coincide with a new touring show, Snowflake/Tornado. As a Metropolitan Elitist Snowflake, Stewart Lee was disappointed by the Brexit referendum result of 2016. But he knew…

Francesca Simon to Give the Gift of Goats

The bestselling author donates to the charity Shivia, in celebration of the publication of her new picture book, The Goat Café.   Francesca Simon has donated £750 to support four families become goat farmers in West Bengal, through the charity Shivia, in celebration of her brand-new picture book, with Leo Broadley, The Goat Café. All of…

Faber Children’s to publish Akwaeke Emezi’s debut YA novel, Pet

Faber Children’s have acquired the rights to Akwaeke Emezi’s debut YA novel Pet, which asks the important question – how do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist? Annie Eaton, covering for Faber Children’s Publisher Leah Thaxton, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Alba Ziegler-Bailey and Ekin Oklap at…

BookTrust steps up to support the FAB Prize

Announced yesterday at their event launching BookTrust Represents, BookTrust are joining Faber & Faber and the Andlyn Agency for the third annual FAB Prize, which searches for undiscovered UK-based BAME talent in both writing and illustration.   BookTrust will be offering additional prizes to both prize winners and runners up, as well as supporting the…

Faber to relaunch two iconic books by the celebrated American essayist and novelist Elizabeth Hardwick

Faber will publish Sleepless Nights and Seduction and Betrayal in July 2019. The reissues will feature striking cover designs and new forewords by Eimear McBride and Deborah Levy championing Hardwick’s writing. Faber describe Sleepless Nights (1979) as “a kaleidoscopic scrapbook of one woman’s memories; a collage of fiction and memoir, letters and essays, portraits and dreams, and one of the greatest New…

Faber to publish third children’s book by Chloe Daykin

Faber Children’s will be releasing Chloe Daykin’s third novel for children this summer. Fire Girl, Forest Boy, set in the Peruvian rainforest, is the story of two children, one running away, one running home. Tensions rise as ancient myth meets the modern world. Editorial Director Alice Swan bought world rights from Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan…

Faber to publish collection celebrating the London Review of Books’ 40th anniversary

Faber & Faber will be publishing a collection of new material from the archives of the London Review of Books to celebrate the journal’s 40th anniversary in October 2019. Creative Director Lee Brackstone and Assistant Editor Ella Griffiths acquired World All Language rights from the LRB directly, who will be closely involved in this collaborative project. The London Review of…

In support of Alaa al-Aswany 

On 14 March, Egypt Today reported that the celebrated novelist Alaa al–Aswany is to be sued in the Egyptian military court for ‘insulting the president, the Armed Forces, and judicial institutions’ in the articles he writes for the German broadcaster and website Deutsche Welle. As Alaa’s British publisher, we at Faber are gravely concerned by this news. We…

Faber acquires Miss Dior by Justine Picardie

Faber & Faber will be publishing Miss Dior – the moving and powerful story of Catherine Dior – by Justine Picardie, bestselling author and editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar.  Editorial Director Laura Hassan acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (including Canada) from Sarah Chalfant at the Wylie Agency.  The book is scheduled for publication in Autumn 2020. FSG have acquired Miss Dior for publication in the US….

Faber acquires a riveting exploration of evil

Faber & Faber have acquired a riveting exploration of evil by renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychotherapist Dr Gwen Adshead and writer Eileen Horne. Editorial Director Laura Hassan acquired UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in The Devil You Know: Understanding Human Evil from Sophie Lambert at C&W in a thirteen-way auction. Anna Stein concluded a significant US deal with Daniel Loedel…