Bake Off with Gordon Burn

By Lee Brackstone Gordon Burn is not a hard person to talk about, or make sense of, in the world we find ourselves in nine years after his death. He comes up often in my engagement on social media; a ghostly afterlife that may have fascinated someone who was so engaged with how the media…

It’s raining cats . . . or dogs?

To celebrate the publication of Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs by Christopher Reid, illustrated by Elliot Elam, we asked some of our authors and staff whether they were cat people or dog people, and to write a little bit about their cat(s) or dog(s).   DOGS Claire Barker, author of Picklewitch and Jack I…

Jenny Uglow wins the Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2018

The Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2018 was awarded to Jenny Uglow for her ‘outstanding biography of a secretive genius’, Mr Lear. The award was presented on behalf of the Hawthornden Literary Retreat by Christopher Reid, chairman of the judges, at a reception at the London Library. The Hawthornden Prize rewards works of ‘imaginative literature’ whether prose…

Faber announces The Heartland – the second book by Nathan Filer

Faber is thrilled to be publishing Nathan Filer’s highly anticipated second book, The Heartland: finding and losing schizophrenia. A powerful work of non-fiction, it is the follow-up to his Costa Book of the Year debut novel, The Shock of the Fall. Louisa Joyner, Editorial Director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, plus EU, excluding Canada, from Sophie Lambert at C+W. In The Heartland, Nathan Filer, a…

Faber Children’s celebrate a year of successes

The crowning of Faber as the Independent Publisher of the Year at the Nibbies was the icing on the cake for Faber Children’s after another year of exceptional results. The list achieved an excellent financial performance, up 40% in value on last year. We also saw fabulous awards success across the board, including the two…

Faber appoints Granta’s Alex Bowler to the role of Publisher

Faber & Faber is delighted to announce that Alex Bowler has been appointed to the role of Publisher for all adult publishing.   Alex Bowler is currently Executive Publisher, Granta Publications. He joined Granta in 2016 as Publishing Director and was appointed Executive Publisher in June 2017, taking on the running of all aspects of…

Faber announces John Grindrod’s Iconicon

We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of an ‘essential’ new non-fiction title from John Grindrod. Iconicon tells the history of British buildings from the 1980s to the present day, using both famous structures and ordinary homes to show how a nation lives amidst the gradual dismantling of the welfare state. It takes up the story…

Faber announces Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs 

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Old Toffer’s Book of Consequential Dogs by Costa Award winner Christopher Reid, who wrote the collection in response to an invitation from the Estate of T. S. Eliot. The idea for a collection of poetry about dogs came to Eliot himself, when in conversation with his driver, who gave him the highly promising phrase ‘consequential dogs’. Eliot,…

Announcing Lanny, Max Porter’s second novel 

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Max Porter’s second novel, Lanny. There’s a village sixty miles outside London. It’s no different from many other villages in England: one pub, one church, red-brick cottages, council cottages and a few bigger houses dotted about. Voices rise up, as they might do anywhere, speaking of loving and…