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…

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…