Faber acquires debut novel by Rebecca Watson

Faber has won a six-way auction for the debut novel by Rebecca Watson, titled little scratch. Emmie Francis, Editor, acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to two books from Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown. Rights have sold to Doubleday US and Nijgh en van Ditmar in Holland. little scratch tells the story of a day in the life…

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…

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…

Faber announces The Rise of the Ultra Runners

Guardian Faber is delighted to announce the acquisition of The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance by award-winning author Adharanand Finn. Guardian Faber acquired UK & Commonwealth rights plus Canada and EU from Oli Munson at A.M. Heath and will publish in May 2019. The Rise of the Ultra Runners is an electrifying and inspiring account of one of the toughest sports…

Faber announces unpublished Sylvia Plath story

Faber will publish ‘Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom’, a previously unpublished story by Sylvia Plath, as part of the landmark Faber Stories series to celebrate the company’s 90th anniversary. ‘Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom’ was written by Plath as an assignment in December 1952, when she was a third-year student at Smith College….

Barbara Kingsolver’s tour, November 2018

Join Barbara Kingsolver on tour this November to celebrate the publication of Unsheltered   Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall Monday 12 November, 7.30 p.m. www.southbankcentre.co.uk   St Michael & All Angels Church, Brighton, in association with City Books Tuesday 13 November, 7 p.m. 01273 725306 / info@city-books.co.uk   Heswall Hall, Wirral, in partnership with Linghams Books…

Faber tells the story of 90 years of publishing

The year 2019 marks Faber’s ninetieth anniversary as a publisher of distinctive literature, shaping as well as reflecting our times through books and ideas. Today Faber launches a publishing programme that will celebrate the company’s unique history, authors and design heritage, as part of a magnificent spring list. Our spring catalogue introduces a specially commissioned…

Faber announces new short story collection from Emma Carroll

Emma Carroll returns to World War II with a thrilling new short story collection: When we were Warriors to Faber Children’s The queen of historical fiction, best-selling author of the current Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month Secrets of a Sun King, Emma Carroll, returns to World War II with a collection of exciting new…