The View from My Window | Graham Farmelo

No matter where you live, coronavirus has altered daily life. We’ve asked Faber authors to share a snapshot of their lives in lockdown. The Internet is the most grievously unsung hero of the coronavirus crisis. Over the past few weeks, the media has focused on the everyday inconveniences of the near-global lockdown and the loneliness…

The View from My Window | Miriam Darlington

No matter where you live, coronavirus has altered daily life. We’ve asked Faber authors to share a snapshot of their lives in lockdown. The garden outside my window has been moistened by a soft but welcome change. Misting rain and photosynthesis have soaked everything in green, as if the fuse of May has been lit….

Mental Health Awareness Week | A Reading List

Mental Health Awareness Week runs 18–24 May. We’ve pulled together a range of books – from poetry to non-fiction, novels to children’s stories – that engage with mental health or that provide comfort and inspiration.  For more information or advice, do visit the Mental Health Foundation website: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week   This Book Will Change Your Mind…

The View from My Window | Tom Bouman

No matter where you live, coronavirus has altered daily life. We’ve asked Faber authors to share a snapshot of their lives in lockdown. In a different time I attended a lecture by Seamus Heaney on translation. His Beowulf had just been published. Here is how he described his different approaches to translation: raids and settlements. Raids…

The View from My Window | Madeline Stevens

What I do now is listen. The streets are not empty. The streets are still filled with people. Four of them sleep, spread out on the sidewalk, across the street from my window each night. Sometimes I hear coughing, an endless stream of coughing. Sometimes a man walks up and down the streets at two…

The View from My Window | Chris Pavone

No matter where you live, coronavirus has altered daily life. We’ve asked Faber authors to share a snapshot of their lives in lockdown. On Friday 13 March we packed our suitcases with clothing and textbooks and novels and sports gear and computers and shelf-stable kitchen staples, loaded the car and fled Manhattan for our vacation home…

The View from My Window | Sue Prideaux

No matter where you live, coronavirus has altered daily life. We’ve asked Faber authors to share a snapshot of their lives. Nietzsche said: ‘Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.’ Whenever I get stuck writing, I look hard at the crocodile. If that doesn’t work, I go past him for a walk. Luckily it usually does…

Writers in Residence | Just Before Lockdown, from Alison White

In Alison White’s memoir, Letter to Louis, we share in the first eighteen years of her son Louis’s life. From his precarious beginning to the traumas and joys of toddlerdom – when many were convinced that Louis would neither walk nor talk – Alison guides us lovingly through Louis’s childhood years. Through the book we come to…

Writers in Residence | Management tips for lockdown from Bev Thomas

Clinical psychologist and Faber author Bev Thomas shares with us seven tips for line managers adapting to leading a team while in lockdown. These are testing times for everyone, but managing your team through this crisis can be especially challenging. I’ve been working with teams for over twenty years and have come up with seven…

The View from My Window | Alexandra Harris

No matter where you live, coronavirus has altered daily life. We’ve asked Faber authors to share a snapshot of their lives. Here’s my centre of operations, in the front bedroom of my house in East Oxford. It’s a new set-up for the new times. This room is usually rented out, but it’s just me in…

A Dangerously Good Reading List

From a tour of Italy to Stalin’s Russia, 1960s London to New England, Editorial Director Angus Cargill offers a list of recommendations and insights into Faber crime at its wicked best. Faber published P. D. James’s debut novel, Cover Her Face, in 1962 and for over fifty years all of the work which followed. From…

The best deals on Faber ebooks

While bookshops are closed we know that many of you are switching on your e-readers. To make it easier to find your next download we’ve put together a list of the best deals on Faber ebooks available. We’ll be updating this blog every day, so keep checking back for the best prices on your favourite…

Cover Design: Lanny

Faber cover designer Jonny Pelham tells us about the design process for the paperback edition of Max Porter’s Lanny.   At the heart of Britain lies a non-Euclidean knot of fathomless dread. (Anyone familiar with The Wicker Man, A Field in England, the children’s books of Alan Garner or the recent Brexit saga, etc. will…

Announcing our new online programme

We are delighted to announce an inspiring and consoling online programme, as we respond to the present situation and hope to further engage and bring together its strong community of readers and independent trade partners, extending the mission of the trusted Faber Members programme. Throughout our history Faber has been at the centre of a…

Create your own Lanny-themed origami bird mobile

To celebrate the publication of Max Porter’s Lanny in paperback, and to help keep you entertained at home, we have produced a printable craft pack to help you create your own origami bird mobile, inspired by Pete’s ‘little mobiles of badly made birds’. At that time I was into finding and cleaning the skeletons of…