Helen Oyeyemi moves to Faber for Peaces

Louisa Joyner, Associate Publisher, acquired UK and Commonwealth (excl. Canada) and audio rights for Peaces by international bestselling, prizewinning novelist Helen Oyeyemi from Tracy Bohan at the Wylie Agency.   The novel is scheduled for publication on 4 November 2021, with an export edition to be released on 1 April 2021.   Peaces is the story of Otto and…

Faber pre-empts Jo Browning Wroe’s A Terrible Kindness

Louisa Joyner, Associate Publisher, pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights (excl. Canada) from Sue Armstrong at C&W Agency. Faber will publish A Terrible Kindness as a superlead title in spring 2022. It’s 1966 and the night of William Lavery’s graduation as an embalmer. Little does William know that in a few hours he will be volunteering his services at…

Faber acquires Matthew Williams’s The Science of Hate

Associate publisher, Laura Hassan, acquired WAL rights from Anwen Hooson at Bird Literary Agency.  Publication is scheduled for March 2021. Why do people commit hate crimes? A world-leading criminologist explores the tipping point between prejudice and hate crime, analysing human behaviour across the globe and throughout history in this vital book. As a Professor of Criminology with…

Faber Acquires Heart-Wrenching Graphic Novel Based on Incredible True Story About Growing up in a Refugee Camp

        <break> Faber to publish When Stars Are Scattered, a remarkable graphic novel depicting life in a refugee camp through the eyes of a child. Omar Mohamed’s heart-wrenching true story is brought to life with stunning illustrations from bestselling graphic novelist, Victoria Jamieson. <break> Omar and his brother Hassan, two Somali boys, have…

Faber announces a collection of poetry by Barbara Kingsolver

Faber is delighted to announce the publication of a collection of poetry by internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver. Lavinia Singer has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from David Grossman of David Grossman Literary Agency for publication in the UK in August 2020. HarperCollins will publish in the US in September. How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) offers emotionally rich reflections on the…

The View from My Window | Adharanand Finn

No matter where you live, coronavirus has altered daily life. We’ve asked Faber authors to share a snapshot of their lives. It’s like that game, musical chairs, where you’re rushing round and suddenly the music stops and you have to sit down wherever you are. At another point in my life I would have been…

Long novels to lose yourself in

Reading a book has never been a more useful distraction. Why not completely shut off from the outside world with some of those longer novels you’ve always wanted to read . . .    Red or Dead David Peace  Red or Dead is the story of the rise of Liverpool Football Club and Bill Shankly. And…

Writers in Residence | Julia Dahl on Unorthodox

For fans of the hit Netflix series Unorthodox, Julia Dahl discusses the conception behind her first novel, Invisible City. Five years before Deborah Feldman published her memoir, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, the inspiration for the hugely popular four-part Netflix miniseries, I moved into a new apartment on the edge of an Orthodox Jewish…

Cover Design: On Midnight Beach

We talked to Children’s Art Director Emma Eldridge about the process of designing the cover for Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick’s stunning YA novel, On Midnight Beach.   When I started working on On Midnight Beach I made sure I read the story so I was very clear on what it was about and to get a sense of…

World Book Day 2020

Celebrate stories. Love reading. Marked in over 100 countries across the globe, World Book Day is the world’s biggest celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. As children all over the UK get involved and don costumes evoking their favourite fictional characters, the Faber team have shared their own children’s World Book Day achievements.  …

World Book Day Costume Ideas

We are eagerly counting down to the best day of the year, World Book Day. To make life a little easier, we have put together some brilliant costume ideas inspired by some of our characters.   On Thursday 5th March 2020, the world will join us in our passion for sharing amazing stories with children….

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…